Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 26, 1973 · Page 25
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 25

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 26, 1973
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Iff 9 . Darufb /family Mental Changes In the Elderly Dr. Lamb By LAWRENCE LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb - What help as there for folks in their who occasionally have mental blocks or confusion? Is it related to arteriosclerosis? Wha could a person do to avoid senile situations? Some of our parents have this condition and we would like to avoid it. Dear Reader — Wouldn't we all like to avoid it and the other manifestations of aging. A certain number of these problems ere caused by the fatty deposits in the arteries to the brain, the exact same disease that's responsible lor heart attacks Sometimes this results in blocking small arteries in the brain that produce what some have called little strokes. This in turn results in personality changes and loss of memory and mental confusion. There are probably a number of other things which occur too in older people related to fundamental changes in the chemistry of their body. I believe it is important to think about these problems before you develop them, and you can do some things to help prevent the likelihood of having these problems High on the list, of course, is preventing atherosclerosis, as you have suggested from your letter. This means, even if you're not afraid of having a heart attack, that you'd be well advised to follow a diet that helps to prevent atherosclerosis, specifically a diet sufficiently limited in calories to prevent obesity, limited in fats, partic- uarly the saturated fats, and limited in cholesterol content, Also, a regular physical exercise program helps, as does the avoidance of unhealthy habits such as cigarette smoking. Neglected Factors To these factors I would add the often neglected field of psycho-social and mental functions. By this I mean structuring one's life for continued involvement with other people, thereby avoiding the frequent retirement type response associated with .the mental and personality decline of the individual involved. There is some truth to the old idea that if you don 't use it, you lose it. I suspect that memory exercises are just as important to the brain as are muscle exercises to the body. There has been precious little work done on this — such things as training one's memory, and then regularly exercising the memory. There are lots of memory training books available. They aren't necessarily outstanding, but they do provide something which offers some value to people who are interested in trying to train their memory and keep their brain functioning at its optimal level. Don't Stop Anyone actively using the brain and solving problems or dealing with mental exercises as a part of a Way of life are at least doing this to some extent. This may explain why peo- j pie remain mentally alert as long as they are active and lit* erally don't stop mental activity when they retire. There ere some medicines that have~been found to be useful in improving one's mental functions in older age. Some of these are related to helping correct the chemical changes mat occur in some peo- a that affect brain function and, in mis conjunction, are related to medicines that are sometimes used to combat depressions. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Vasa Lodge Plans Burger Fry at Park BISHOP HILL Members of Vasa Lodge 683 will have a hamburger fry at Bishop Hill state park July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Members are to bring their own hamburger, covered dish and table service. Mrs. Kenneth Wexell will host United Methodist Women members July 26 at 2 p.m. Mrs. Vernie Wexell will lead the lesson. Mrs. Floyd LaMaster and Mrs. Clarence Florine assisted Bishop Hill women at a quilting bee at the blacksmith shop July 24. The weekly class is one of several being conducted in various crafts until the end of | August; Mrs. Mary Jane Atkinson is program director; classes are sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Assn. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter, of Sauerland, Germany, were recent guests at the home of Eric Ericson, Bishop Hili's oldest resident. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have lived in Germany for the past two | years, where he teaches geography and English in German schools. The couple left Bishop Hill | uly 17 to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carter, Battle | Ground, Wash., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. Gunderson, Ketchikan, Alaska. 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