The Loss Of Mental Strength, And Mental Processing

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The structure of the brain is constantly changing from birth throughout the lifetime. It states that as our brain ages we start to lose our memory, retrieve new information etc. Also, people usually who are above age sixty an experience in cognitive decline, for example: weaken memory loss, decision making, social skills, remembering, paying attention, problem solving, and unclear thoughts. The experience of cognitive and memory loss as aging affects our daily routine and can impact out personality. 2/3 of people will eventually experience a significant loss of mental strength and understanding capabilities because of aging. By living a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly can help slow down our brain from aging. For the past several …show more content…
Some loss of brain cells and mental efficiency is a normal part of aging. A health brain can have normal aging. Normal brain aging is aging without disease. Elderly do not exhibit symptoms of diseases, but just a little forgetful. Regular exercise is one of the most important recommendation for a healthy brain. It has been stated that aerobic fitness enhances memory and learning. Physical fitness helps prevent atrophy of brain regions. Also, a balanced diet is another key in maintain brain fitness. Plus, eating right to maintain your blood sugar levels, which affects brain health. Blow flow to the brain deceases over time. The blood sugar glucose provides the brain with fuel. Hypoglycemia, abnormal low level of glucose, can impair the delivery of nutrients to the brain which injures the brain cell. Many studies have shown that the brain remains capable of regrowth and of learning and retaining new information and skills throughout life, especially the people who regularly …show more content…
Less than one in five people age sixty-five and up and less than half of those age eighty-five have Alzheimer’s. More than 5 million people are living with this disease and half a million die each year from it. Two-third of seniors with Alzheimer’s are women. It shows up on the brain with two abnormalities: amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Neurofibrillary tangles are damaged proteins that cause improper function of never cells, leading them to disintegrate. Amyloid plaques are abnormal clumps of protein found between the nerve cells of the brain that impair communication between nerve cells. People with Alzheimer’s can live from two to twenty years after diagnosis. On average a patients’ life expectancy is eight to ten years. It causes a decline in memory, thinking ability, movement and language. Another disease that affects the brain is Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Frontotemporal Dementia used to be called Pick’s disease after Arnold Pick, the doctor first described a patient with a symptom affecting language in 1892. It is also referred to as frontotemporal disorder, frontal lobe disorder, and frontotemporal degenerations. It is an uncommon disorder that affects the frontal and temporal lobe of the brain. These two regions of the brain controls judgment, emotions, speech, some movement, behavior, and alteration in muscle or motor functions. Frontotemporal Dementia is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in

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