When learning about learning in seniors, keep in mind the necessity of trust. As we age, we’re surprised by our diminishing memory and mobility so we become cranky and fearful as the world changes around us. Seniors must trust that taking a chance will not necessarily lead to a bad outcome. Believe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Neuroscience today is saying the opposite. Think kids with a calculator. They’ll do 9999999 x 9999999 just to see what happens. Seniors will cry out “Careful, you’ll break it. Who’ll pay for a new one?” Yes, we need not break things, but the kid in this example learns all the limits and functionalities of the device like that. Seat a senior at a computer? He’ll likely ask what he “should do,” rather than play and trust that play will lead to something new.