Aging Journal

  Reflect on what you learned in the form of a journal entry, which should contain your reflections on the required readings listed below. Your journal entry should be one page (excluding title and reference pages) and should include the following:

· Describe what you learned from the required readings about Memory, Dementia, Social Cognition, and Personality.
· Apply what you have reviewed to a career working with seniors. If you do not plan to work with the aging population, summarize how the information may apply to your everyday life.

Your Personality and Aging Journal
Aging Topics: 
Attention and Memory
Clinical Assessment of Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Social Cognition
Personality
Healthy Aging

Articles
Boden, M. T., & Thompson, R. J. (2015). Facets of emotional awareness and associations with emotion regulation and depression. Emotion, 15(3), 399-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000057
This article provides information about facets of emotional awareness and associations with emotion regulation and depression.
Jopp, D. S., Park, M. S., Lehrfeld, J., & Paggi, M. E. (2016). Physical, cognitive, social and mental health in near-centenarians and centenarians living in New York City: Findings from the Fordham Centenarian Study. BMC Geriatrics, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-015-0167-0. This article provides information about physical, cognitive, social and mental health in near-centenarians and centenarians living in New York City.
Pluzarić, J., Ilakovac, V., & Železnik, D. (2016). Comparison of self-esteem and quality of life between residents of old people’s home and the elders living at home. Obzornik Zdravstvene Nege, 50(3), 183-192. https://doi.org/10.14528/snr.2016.50.3.108. This article provides information about the comparison of self-esteem and quality of life between residents of old people’s homes and elders living at home.
Berntsen, D., Rasmussen, A. S., Miles, A. N., Nielsen, N. P., & Ramsgaard, S. B. (2017). Spontaneous or intentional? Involuntary versus voluntary episodic memories in older and younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 32(2), 192-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pag0000157. This article provides information about involuntary versus voluntary episodic memories in older and younger adults.
Dimsdale-Zucker, H., Ekstrom, A., & Yonelinas, A. (2018, January 25). Using virtual reality to identify brain areas involved in memory (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/uoc–uvr012518.php. This article provides information about areas of the brain involved in memory and will assist you in your Types of Dementia discussion and your Memory and Dementia Learning Brochure assignment this week.
McDougall, G. J., Jr. (2017). Assessing and addressing cognitive impairment in the elderly: A look at the research into cognitive impairment. American Nurse Today, 12(11), 14-19. Retrieved from https://www.americannursetoday.com. This article provides information about assessing and addressing cognitive impairment.
Oh, C., & LaPointe, L. (2017). “Where is dementia?” A systematic literature review exploring neuroanatomical aspects of dementia. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(15), 9-23. http://dx.doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG15.9. This article provides information about a systematic literature review exploring neuroanatomical aspects of dementia.
Wilson, R. S., Boyle, P. A., Capuano, A. W., Shah, R. C., Hoganson, G. M., Nag, S., & Bennett, D. A. (2016). Late-life depression is not associated with dementia-related pathology. Neuropsychology, 30(2), 135-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/neu0000223. This article provides information about late-life depression is not associated with dementia-related pathology 

Multimedia
Brown, E. (Director). (2008). The brain fitness program (Links to an external site.) [Documentary Film]. United States: Sante Fe Productions. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=114712&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410
This video reviews a brain fitness program. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
Gillings, A. (Writer & Director). (2008). Brain structures for memory  (Links to an external site.)[Video segment]. In How does your memory work? Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=39692&wID=100753&loid=59035&plt=FOD&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410
This video reviews brain structures for memory. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
Cohen, S. (2015, June). Samuel Cohen: Alzheimer’s is not normal aging – and we can cure it (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/samuel_cohen_alzheimer_s_is_not_normal_aging_and_we_can_cure_it
· This video provides information about Alzheimer’s. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
Suzuki, W. (2017, November). Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/wendy_suzuki_the_brain_changing_benefits_of_exercise
· This video provides information about the brain-changing benefits of exercise. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

Web Page
West, H. (2013). Interactive brain and dementia. Retrieved from http://buzz.bournemouth.ac.uk/2013/02/diagram-of-the-brain-and-its-main-functions/
· This website provides information about areas of the brain involved in memory, 

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