There is growing awareness that ‘active ageing’, social engagement and community participation
can radically alter for the better how later life is experienced. The challenge for society is to make these things happen.
'Use it and grow it'. A brain that is being stretched is building cognitive reserve.
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Open University student Dr Edward Brech achieved Britain's first doctorate
in British management history at the age of 85. He went on to be awarded an MBE 9 years later. He was cited for services to
the subject in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. It follows his 16-year project to research, collate and write a five-volume
work, The Evolution of Modern Management in Britain 1852 to 1979.
"It's nice to be honoured", said Dr Brech, of Esher, Surrey. "But
more importantly, this is the first official, establishment recognition of the subject. I'd like to see it as a module on
a university syllabus."