Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illnesses-4: Alzheimer’s and dementia

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illnesses-4: Alzheimer’s and dementia

Old age is inevitable and so are many conditions associated with it. People become concerned about growing old, primarily because older age often brings dependency on others and a struggle with numerous health issues. A healthy lifestyle can prevent illness, exercise and a good diet prevents many diseases. While people can use cosmetics or even cosmetic surgery in some cases to appear younger, they cannot govern the inner aging of tissues, cells, muscles and most importantly the brain. According to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Ageing causes changes to the brain size, vasculature, and cognition. The brain shrinks with increasing age and there are changes at all levels from molecules to morphology. Memory decline also occurs with ageing and brain activation becomes more bilateral for memory tasks.” Read more