Aging and Human Cognition Term Paper by Master Researcher

Aging and Human Cognition
A brief discussion on aging and the decline in mental processes.
# 37138 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 01, 2003 in Aging (Gerontology)

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This paper addresses the nature of aging and cognition, as well as the impact that specific strategies might have upon preventing age- related complications. The paper discusses the role of proper diet and exercise but notes that there is no way to completely ensure that cognitive damage does not emerge at a later point in life.

Aging and Cognition: How the Brain Functions During Aging
Preventing the Damage

From the Paper:

"The processes of aging within the human body are barely understood, and there are multiple theories as to how and why aging impacts the body. What is known, however, is that aging is not specifically related to any one quality and that multiple factors, both internal and external, can impact the aging process. This multitude of factors suggests that aging and the cognitive skills in the brain can be affected through any number of qualities, many unseen or unrealized. For example, there is a hypothesis that Alzheimer's Disease can be provoked through increased exposure to trace amounts of aluminum in youth, theoretically indicating that someone can manifest Alzheimer's at the age of 65 due to the use of food packaged in aluminum cans or through the use of deodorant containing aluminum substances when they were in their teens.
"However, while many unknown quantities can contribute to cognitive decline, the exploration into cognitions suggest that certain properties are consistent. The cognitive process occurs through the firing of neurons through electrical impulses, and the collection of these impulses by synapses through firing impulses over the synaptic cleft."

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