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...taking up photography.

It's true according to an article on the BBC website that also suggests brain trainer games like Sudoku might not have much of an effect on one's brain health.

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...taking up photography.

It's true according to an article on the BBC website that also suggests brain trainer games like Sudoku might not have much of an effect on one's brain health.

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A report published a while ago stated that a large percentage of people enrolled in adult learning courses such as art, photography, pottery making etc. in the hopes of striking up a relationship with someone. If that's the case, it may not be the subject of the course that responsible for the brain improvement

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....starting a blog where you can be grumpy, have a rant about the state of photography these days and generally extract the urine.

And if someone asks to use your "lovely photo" but they "don't have a budget for the cover art" it gives you another excuse for a rant. And no, they can't use the photo, go find a monkey that will work for peanuts.
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A report published a while ago stated that a large percentage of people enrolled in adult learning courses such as art, photography, pottery making etc. in the hopes of striking up a relationship with someone. If that's the case, it may not be the subject of the course that responsible for the brain improvement

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Agree that craft/leisure courses are good for getting us old folk out and about and to socialise. But in my area the LA courses have ended except for a couple of full recovery cost courses. I suppose it is easier to warehouse us in "homes" rather than keep us mentally engaged and mobile but probably more expensive.
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I suppose it is easier to warehouse us in "homes" rather than keep us mentally engaged and mobile but probably more expensive.
Are these 'virtual warehouses' or real ones? And are the homes 'bricks and mortar' homes?
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Are these 'virtual warehouses' or real ones? And are the homes 'bricks and mortar' homes?
Deliberately ambiguous for the reader to interpret as she or he wishes.
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I do three of the nine things listed (four, if you count cutting the hedges)

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I do four of those listed plus I am learning a language, which was mentioned on the TV report. Brain getting younger by the second that explains me having the tantrums of a two year old
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I signed up for a course on something or other, but forgot to go.

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How's the Tai Chi coming along, Nigel?
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I remembered to go but got lost after going to the toilet and ended up learning needlepoint instead of how to rebuild a jet engine on your kitchen table using just pliers, a screwdriver and a hammer. Still, the hammer came in useful in the needlepoint class.
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