Mrs. Scotto’s secret is staying busy and helping other people. Working with kids and feeling needed makes her feel complete, makes her feel younger. She believes that when you help someone, you help yourself. Mrs. Scotto says her work made her who she is today. The funny thing is that all of her five children have already retired from their respective professions. As the body changes with age, so does the brain. Elderly people are bad with orientation, their memory gets worse, their attentional abilities decline. However, it is possible to delay the effects of aging of the brain. People that have high level of education, stay intellectually engaged (read, do crossword puzzles) and maintaine social and friendship networks, just like Mrs. Scotto, are able to preserve their brain. It is also important to exercise and stay on a healthy diet, including omega-3 fatty acids, and protective antioxidants. Just like your muscles and joints, brain needs exercise. If you want to have great memory and keep your mental abilities when you grow to be old, don’t turn your brain into a sloth.