The results of research into the aging canine brain have been doing the rounds recently. This ScienceDaily press release highlights the few currently available tools that can modestly slow age-related degeneration in the brain. "Regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and a diet rich in antioxidants can help keep aging canine - and perhaps human - brains in tip-top shape. The [research] is among the first to examine the combined effects of these interventions and suggests that diet and mental exercise may work more effectively in combination than by themselves." Use it or lose it applies just as much to the brain as the body. The future of healthy life extension medicine is promising - but only if you are alive and active to see it.