You might like to know that it’s never too late to start piano. And many people in the um, second half of life, are doing so! An article from the Philadelphia area site called NewsWorks highlights the scientific research being done in this area.

A Swedish study published in 2014 in the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that when a twin played a musical instrument later in life, he or she was 64 percent less likely to develop dementia than the twin who did not play.

The takeaway? If you want to grow new synapses in your brain, you should continue to challenge it. Learning the piano is an excellent way to do just that.

Read the full article here.