There is a universal decline in intelligence with increasing
age. Thus, you are very likely to suffer serious and widespread
deterioration in intellectual ability during your old age.
Some intellectual abilities do show significant decrements as
we grow older especially after middle age. But the declines in
other abilities are small and do not appear to have much effect
on our daily functioning.
The majority of elderly adults do not suffer extreme deterioration
in intelligence, although some losses may be expected in such areas
as perceptual integration, response speed, and certain aspects
If you have not made any creative contributions by about age
40, you probably never will.
Creativity does tend to peak prior to middle age, but numerous
important creative works have been produced during the latter part
of the creator’s life.