Professor Catherine Loveday, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for the ‘All in the Mind’ programme about brain health in later life.


Talking about why some people’s brains continue to function so much better than others, Professor Catherine Loveday said: “As a PhD student it was hugely striking to me how incredibly competent some people were even into their 80s and 90s, but one thing I was also aware of is that we couldn’t always judge as much based on their occupations at that age because many people, particularly women, had not had the opportunity to do the kinds of occupations that we might do now.”

She later added: “I think as a society it is also about trying to support people within our communities and within our society to be able to do those things that will give them good health into old age.”

Listen to the full show on BBC Sounds.  

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