Old people wander off topic in conversations because they’re easily distracted and find it harder to bring up relevant information
- As people get older they have more knowledge but struggle to pick the best bits
- Old people are more easily distracted during conversation, the research found
- People aged 18 to 30 are most skilled at choosing the right information to share
Older people find it hard to follow conversations because they get easily distracted, according to new research.
They are more likely to deviate off topic – but not for the reason you may think, say psychologists.
As people age they have more information stored…