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Healthy versus Pathological Aging- what’s the difference?

“Pathological” refers to a disease process. Pathological aging is thus not inevitable. But how do we actually contrast healthy versus pathological aging? You can learn about the differences including different types of dementias in an overview provided here.

Emotions- why do we need them, and what when things go wrong

Emotions are a barometer of how people feel and function while everything is in nice balance.  But stressful situations can tip this balance.  What is experienced as a stressful situation depends on a person and the situation.   But understanding what

Emotional Distress and Symptom Management following Injury and Disease

What is this blog about? Our emotional well-being and quality of life depends on how well we can function in our world.   When our daily life is disrupted by a major injury like a brain injury, or disease, recovery can

What is Dementia?

Dementia a summary term for disease related processes that interfere with normal brain functioning. Dementia is a progressive disease that causes irreversible damage to brain cells and function- it presently is incurable. Notwithstanding, treatment is available, and therefore it is

Healthy Cognitive Aging in the 21st Century: The 2nd puzzle piece to the Successful Aging Concept

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Given the fact that our aging population increases as we speak, the concept of successful aging has been a topic of interest not only to researchers but also to society at large.   According to the World Health Organization (2012), the

What happens when a spouse or partner suffers a brain injury?

There are many different types of brain injury.  They include for example concussions, stroke, brain infections, and chemo-brain. Whichever way a brain injury is sustained, it is a painful experience  –  not only for the injured person but also for

How to support your Cognitive Health

There is in the meantime plenty of research evidence showing the benefits of physical exercise and activity.  In fact, the latter probably is stating the obvious given how mainstream and socially acceptable physical exercise has become in society.   The benefits

What is a concussion?

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Explaining “concussion” Concussion is a type of acquired brain injury. An acquired brain injury is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth, and causes can be traumatic (brain injury due to external trauma: hit to the head) or

Ageism and its consequences

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What is ageism and why is it a problem? Ageism is a form of stigmatization. It is a prejudice related to age due to bias of overestimating negative age-related changes. In short, we think more about the negative changes that

How can I get better after a concussion

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Early care: Most concussions will resolve within days to months with no long-term functional consequences. But concussion recovery depends on many factors including factors that are external as well as internal to the person. Internal factors can include: a person’s

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