|5611||AGING (PBS)||AGING (PBS)||1988||color||54 min||vhs|| (Mind, The series, Part 3)
What happens to the brain and mind during the aging process? Why do some people age and still retain full mental capacity while others lose agility of the mind? Questions some of the long-held stereotypes about aging and the mind; explores the diseases of aging including: stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, pointing out that these diseases are quite distinct from normal aging. Experiments prove that even in old age new brain connections can be formed. Focuses on the phenomenon most commonly associated with older minds: the wisdom of the aged.