Aging Affects the Brain, VA Barrington 

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At the end of the day, there are a lot of common changes that seniors experience. A senior will not only experience mental changes but also physical changes as they grow older.  A senior’s brain will change and their way of thinking will change as a result. 

Visiting Angels Barrington breaks down some ways a senior’s aging brain can affect the way they think. To begin, a senior will experience memory changes due to a couple of different reasons. Not only does the hippocampus deteriorate with age, but essential proteins and hormones also dimmish with age. The hippocampus is needed to help retrieve memories. Proteins and hormones are needed to repair brain cells. All in all, naturally occurring factors will affect a senior’s memory as they grow older. 

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