The Cognitive Aspects of the Aging Process Essay by Neatwriter

The Cognitive Aspects of the Aging Process
Describes the effects that aging can have on the cognitive functions of the brain.
# 62327 | 1,924 words | 73 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2005 in Psychology (Memory) , Aging (General)

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This paper defines cognition and explains the effects of aging on the brain in relation to memory, attention, metacognition, effects on language and the effects of aging on the executive function and finally cognitive function in very old age.

Overview of Findings in Relation to Cognition and Aging
Cognitive Aging and Working Memory
Long-Term Memory
Environmental Support Indications
Health-Related Cognitive Function Impairment
Changes in Hormonal Levels Associated with Cognitive Decline
Medical Treatments Available
Dietary Changes
Lifestyle Changes
Nutritional Aids in Combating Cognitive Dysfunction

From the Paper:

"Manifestations of the age-associated cognitive disorder may be in various forms including senility, loss of memory, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Dementia is inclusive of diseases that involve nerve cell deterioration with loss in two complex behavior areas including language, memory, visual abilities, spatial abilities, and judgment."

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