Belbase, Anek, and Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher. Cognitive aging: A primer. Issue in Brief 16-17, Chestnut Hill, Mass.: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, November 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107221.
The brief's key findings are: (1) A growing body of research shows that cognitive aging reduces the brain's processing ability, but also increases its stock of useful knowledge. (2) On balance, most workers are able to stay productive through their 50s and 60s and retain the capacity to manage their finances once they retire. (3) Some people, however, are vulnerable to declining performance in the workplace or to making poor financial decisions. (4) Forthcoming briefs will assess these issues in greater depth.