Healthy vs. Unhealthy Brain
the comparison of a healthy vs. unhealthy aging brain
By, Hannah Roussey
As time goes on, the brain begins to age similar to the rest of the body, and this can lead to some altercations that individuals experience as they age.
There are always side effects of aging whether its wrinkles, arthritis, hair pigment change, or the decrease in their sharpness of sight, but what people cannot visually see when others are aging are the differences in the brain that occur while people age.
A picture of a brain before the Alzheimer's is discovered, but is slightly different than a very healthy brain, the gray matter is beginning to thin.
As time goes on, the gray matter deteriorating, making the brain capacity smaller
The brain is controlled by the firing of neurons to transmit information, and when the receptors of the neurons are damaged (like in this picture) the processing of information is affected.
As time goes on, people with a healthy brain still experience normal side effects of aging, but more graceful than one going through Alzheimer's.
Healthy Aged Brain
Picture of a healthy aged brain.
This is what a healthy brains neurons look like. It allows information to be communicated throughout the brain and taken to the body.
What happens when nothing is done to prevent Alzheimer's:
- Gray matter deteriorates
- Neurons begin to be unable to receive and give information
Preventions of Alzheimer's and other diseases related to aging:
- Pick up a new hobby
- Listen to new music
- Do puzzles
- Stay vaccinated
- Healthy diet
- Stay physically active