scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,665
Discuss the changes to the brain due to ageing In recent years we have seen incredible developments in our understanding of the world scientists have mapped the human gene explored the surface of Mars and developed crops that produce their own pesticides By contrast much about the human brain still remains a mystery especially when it comes to understanding how the brain ages Guttman M 2001 Most of us have had the experience of standing in a shop and not being able to recall why we went into the shopping centre in the first place or forgetting a meeting we should have been to All of us have experienced these memory lapses the difference between the memory lapses when we are young as supposed to when we are old are in the light that we view them When we get older it is easier to get the creeping feeling that there is something wrong It is very normal that memory loss occurs among older people it is not due to ageing but to organic disorders brain injury or neurological illness It is definitely not an inevitable consequence of ageing Pirch R A 2000 Intellectual performance tends to be maintained until at least 80 years old However tasks may take longer to perform because of some slowing in central processing and we can become annoyed or embarrassed with our self as new tasks at home and work may take a longer time to learn Beers M H Berkow R Joynt R J 2003 It is highly likely that almost two-thirds of us will have some age-related memory changes as we age and these changes are regarded as normal It is very likely that the physical changes which appear with advancing age accounts for at least some of the noticeable cognitive changes But discovering the exact links has so far proved elusive Nonetheless given the evidence accumulated thus far some theories have been proposed
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA