GERO Assignment: Contemporary Issues In Aging
Be sure to reference your resources as appropriate.
1. What are some of the differences between normal and abnormal brain aging?
2. What is Alzheimer's Disease? How about Parkinson's Disease? In your own words,describe the causes, signs, and symptoms of each. Visit the following websites and comment on a section that you found to be interesting and/or helpful to you: alz org and michaeljfox website.
3. If you were teaching older adults, what strategies would you use to enhance their learning experience? Explain, and make reference to themes from this week's resources.
4. How can cognitive training improve reasoning, memory. and language? What has research shown regarding the idea of "use it or lose it", and the ability of older people to relearn? (watch the Annenberg Learner video in Learning Resources).
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.