Sociology - Old people - Blane Smith Sociology 101 November...

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Blane Smith Sociology 101 November 14, 2007 Sociology – Take Home Test 2 4. Aging is the natural process of change in any organism over time. Aging refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of aging grow over time while others seem to decline. For example, reaction time may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. In the article, “Bulked-up brains better able to fight Alzheimer’s,” it states that the brain is like a muscle and it needs exercise to keep functioning efficiently. This concept applies to almost anything a person does such as playing music, sports, or simply reading. “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” The brain is one of the most important parts of the body and it must be protected with care. Bad memory is related to heart disease, diabetes, and high-fat diets. People can counteract these problems by exercising their brains frequently and living healthier lives. A great brain exercise for older people to prevent Alzheimer’s includes reading and doing
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BOTANY, SO 101 taught by Professor Schmitz during the Spring '08 term at Community College of Baltimore County.

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