Category: Aging

Education for the public surrounding aging issues, challenges, healthy aging, dementia, ageism, and more

Is dementia a normal part of aging?

Have you ever wondered whether your memory is normal, what is the difference between a normally aging brain and a brain that develops dementia? Am I at risk of developing dementia or is dementia inevitable? Let’s look at the easy

Is depression a normal part of aging?

Many people believe that depression is a natural part of normal aging.  You are not alone if you worry about this. But, the short answer is: NO. Rather, challenging life events can increase the risk of developing depression. And these

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Healthy versus secondary Ageing: What’s the difference?

Ageing happens to all organisms, and to all body parts, including the brain. How we age can have an impact on a person’s quality of life. Whenever aging process includes disease processes, we call it secondary or pathological ageing. “Pathological”

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a summary term for disease-related processes that interfere with normal brain functioning via decreasing a person’s capacity for cognitive processing (decreasing, for example, memory, and reasoning). There are different types of dementia, the most common of which is

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

Mind your Brain Logo- Therapy and Care for Acquired Brain Injury and Cognitive Aging

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

Ageism and its consequences

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What is ageism and why is it a problem? Ageism is a form of stigmatization that results from our stereotypes (how we think about others that are different) and prejudices (how we feel about others because they are different). With