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Ageing:  its  Effects  and  Challenges

Zafar Aziz Chaudhry By ageing is meant the process occurring in living organisms due to the increasing age. As people age, they undergo myriads of changes----both biological and psychological. The most marked change which occurs is in their cognitive functions i.e. in the mental processes of acquiring knowledge and understanding of the outside world. This appears in their ‘attention’ and ‘memory’. They show significant deficits in tasks that involve active manipulation, reorganization or integration of the contents of working memory. Certain decline in memory can be attributed to normal ageing but there are certain changes, which are symptoms of pathological ageing, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, which can seriously affec...

July 12, 2014 at 8:50 pm | News Desk