The Brain of a Senior, VA Gadsden 

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When talking about the brain, it is important to note that there are three main parts of the brain. The brain is made up of the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brain stem. Each part of the brain is responsible for something different. The changes that come with age can also affect each senior’s brain differently. 

Visiting Angels Gadsden breaks down how the brain changes as people get older. Since everyone ages at their own pace, seniors should not expect to develop brain conditions as they get older. One common brain condition is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is actually a type of Dementia. There are other types of Dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most common. Some symptoms of dementia include forgetfulness, memory loss, and confusion. Other examples of brain conditions include brain cancer and Parkinson’s. 

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