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A Look at Memory: Cognitive Development Throughout the Lifetime

Age Differences in Memory Loss According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, memory is defined as “the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms.” Memory is one area of cognition that is different for children, young adults, and the elderly. Below, these differences are outlined, along with […]

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease: What is the Difference?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Dementia is not. Learning about the two terms and the difference between them is important and can empower individuals with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, […]

Seven Tips for Aging Well

You’ve probably heard a lot about wellness in the past few years—from “wellness initiatives” in the workplace to fitness classes promising that they will “restore your wellness.” Healthcare plans emphasize wellness now too—Medicare covers an annual wellness visit as well as a variety of other preventive health services. But what exactly is wellness, and how can you implement it in your everyday life? […]

Alzheimers Disease what have we learned in the last 100 years

Alzheimers Disease was discovered in 1901 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a leading neurologist in Germany. The concerned family of a 51 year old woman requested his help. The woman was having memory problems. She was also beginning to have problems with understanding the words when people were talking to her and increased difficulty speaking. He […]

Seniors Services – City of Toronto

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