Combating Memory Loss In Seniors
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As researchers continue to discover how the human body changes both chemically and physically over time, health professionals may gain insight as to what preventative measures can be implemented early ...

As researchers continue to discover how the human body changes both chemically and physically over time, health professionals may gain insight as to what preventative measures can be implemented early on in life to preclude severe age-related memory loss.

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  • 1. Combating Memory Loss in Seniors www.helpingpsychology.com
  • 2. Human beings begin losing brain cells and producing lower levels of the chemicals needed for brain function in their late twenties. www.helpingpsychology.com
  • 3. Some aspects of age-related memory loss can therefore be explained by these normal physiological changes. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.suddenmemoryloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/symptoms-sudden-memory-loss.jpg
  • 4. Tumor-prohibiting histone deacetylase inhibitors, may help to improve memory function and lessen memory loss – possibly even memory loss attributed to Alzheimer’s disease. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v1/n4/images/nrd772-f2.jogs
  • 5. Omega 3 fats, have been found to positively-impact mental functioning, lessen memory loss and slow mental decline. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.bcss.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/omega-oil.jog
  • 6. The best Omega 3-sources today are walnuts, flaxseeds, beans, fish, olive oil and winter squash. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.thebeautybubble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/omega1.jpg
  • 7. Another way to keep the brain fires burning is to engage in mental exercises. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.alzprevention.org/images/mental-exercise.gif
  • 8. Even older brains retain the ability to generate new neurons, and mental stimulation may increase this ability. www.helpingpsychology.com http://homeschoolingaddkids.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/stockxpertcom-id20494011-jpg-9633b661401bfeace1ed0f0c6acb01ef.jpg
  • 9. People who continue exposing themselves to new mental challenges well into old-age may reduce the negative mental effects of aging. www.helpingpsychology.com http://blog.mywayvillage.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bigstockphoto_A_Group_Of_Senior_People_Using_4732288.jpg
  • 10. Mental challenges, combined with physical and social activity, may very well be a cord that helps many older adults stay connected to their full mental capacities. www.helpingpsychology.com http://thelucrativeinvestor.com/images/postimages/seniors.jpg
  • 11. Connection is key to so many bodily and mental functions. www.helpingpsychology.com Similarly, a large portion of human mental activity is directed toward enabling individuals to survive and thrive in their environments.
  • 12. When people stop seeing a connection between their actions and their quality of life, the risk becomes greater that they will experience memory loss and other aspects of mental decline. www.helpingpsychology.com
  • 13. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By