Contributing Factors to Cognitive Decline, and How to Counteract it

With age, brain researchers have found that there’s an increase in “chatter” in your brain. Dr. Merzenich explains:

“Your brain becomes less precise in how it’s resolving information as you’re operating and listening in language, as you’re operating in vision, or as you’re operating in controlling your actions. And we actually see these other noise processes through the brain as you age. In fact, we can correlate those changes quite directly with the slowing down of your processing.

You know, every older person is slower in their actions, slower in their decisions, and less fluent in their operations than when they’re younger. They’re slower because the brain basically is dealing with information in a fuzzier and degraded form.”

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Be the change, in Alberta

Spoke with a homeless man just a couple of weeks back. He use to be a Forest Range, a sustainable citizen,  and was dealt a couple of bad cards.

Over time he was not able to focus on his job, and as a result he is now on the streets not able to hold a job.

Could this have been prevented? Well, what we are finding to be true is that stress effects us emotionally and if this is not caught and managed in time the effects are extremely damaging… one effect can  homelessness.

The importance of catching these situations early is vital to the sustainability of our community, our province, our country.

United way helps these people once they are the victim of their circumstances

… and my question to you is – “what else can we do”?

Supportive Development offers human element to change management that helps professional and personal lives… offering people their life back. SD directly impacts a persons mental, emotional and physical strength, as well as home and work place in a good way.

Gender, a human element of Change Management

Change management is beyond and deeper then structural in nature… it has a human element to it, and even deeper it has a gender element to it.

Grant Macewan sponsored Michael Kaufman to come on campus and give voice to  gender violence and how it is a consequence  of our culture… how we are raised at a very young age to something we are not but are expected to live up to.

This conversation spoke to the stereo type images  super-sized over time stretching both men an women apart from their core values as humans.

It is when this hypnotic-spell begins to get interrupted is when we have a change for change… and it starts with a voice.

This voice begins to be heard when change moves beyond structural to begin to acknowledge the human element to the culture at home, school, corporation, community, national, international.

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Getting familiar with Emotional and Social Intelligence… to help manage change

Relationships Don’t only mold our experiences but also effect our biology

Very smart people become very dumb when the Amygdala Hijack takes over

The upper part of the brain integrates the Executive center and the Emotional center

When you get pre-occupied by whats going on and you get frazzled, then the Cortisol kicks in … the stress is on, and if there is minimal rest at hand, then the adrenalin kicks in depleting the body even from more resources

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