Test your executive attention capacity?Quick! say aloud what color you see in every word, NOT the word you read.Explanation: The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention and self-regulation capability
Here’s a puzzle to test your ability to find a pattern and test it against more data.In this table, each row across follows the same pattern of numbers.See if you can discern the pattern and fill in the missing number in the bottom row. For added challenge (or competition), time how long it takes you to complete the puzzle. Then, pass it along to someone else and see if they can solve it faster. Executive functions, like planning, and spatial processing are handled by your frontal lobes.Puzzle Solution:(7x4)-8 = 20(3x9)-7 = 20(6x5)-10=20 (3x8)-4 = 20 The answer is 3.
Alzheimers and Nutrition
Dawn Burton, MS, Program SpecialistDanielle Y. Hairston Green, MA, Program SpecialistTe’Anna Reed, MA, County AgentJacqueline White, MA, Program LeaderPresented by Family and Consumer Sciences
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Dementia is a loss of brain function thatoccurs with certain diseases. Mild cognitive impairment(MCI) is thestage between normal forgetfulness dueto aging, and the development of AD. Alzheimers disease (AD), is one form ofdementia that gradually gets worse overtime. It affects memory, thinking, andbehavior.
Most common form of dementia Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging Difficulty remembering newly learnedinformation Alzheimer’s worsens over time Alzheimer’s has no current cure
There are two types of AD: Early onset AD:Symptoms appear before age 60. Late onset AD (the most common type):Occurs in people age 60 and older.
Circumstantial Evidence Combination of Risk Factors Higher than Average Level of Aluminum Sources of Aluminum Aluminum absorbed in the body?
7 4 83 9 76 5 10? 8 4Have you solved it yet? If not, here’s a hint:If you read your fig-ures like words in the West,then mul-ti-ply your efforts and sub-tract the rest.
Maintain a healthy weight Move your body Normal Blood Sugar Low cholesterol Avoid known brain damagingsubstances(drugs, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana) Active brain Avoid head injuries
Eat green vegetables for folate (Spinach) Avoid the foods that have high levels ofSugar Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and a fewnuts and seeds to maximize antioxidants Avoid animal fats because they clog brainarteries Fish three days a week Spice things up! (Tumeric)
Vitamin D 1000 Vitamin B 12 Axtioxidant (Vitamin E, Vitamin C) Essential fatty acids (fish oil, flaxseed oil,borage seed oil) After age 40 consider melatonin supplement(relax/rest)
Your doctor will evaluate your overall health and identify anyconditions that could affect how well your mind is working.Your doctor may refer you to a specialist such as a: Neurologist – specializes in diseases of the brain andnervous system Psychiatrist – specializes in disorders that affect mood orthe way the mind works Psychologist – has special training in testing memory andother mental functions Geriatrician – specializes in the care of older adults andAlzheimers disease