After studying Module 6: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss the following: Describe major changes that occurs on the neurological system associated to age. Include changes on central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Define delirium and dementia, specified similarities and differences and describe causes for each one. Neurological System

Your body’s central nervous system and brain are its main control systems. Your body movements, sensations, thoughts and memories are all under your control. They support the control of other organs, such as the heart and gut. The brain and other parts of the body send and receive signals through nerves. The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that run from the brain down the middle of the back. Your entire body is connected to the spinal cord by nerves. Your brain and nervous system go through normal age-related changes. Your brain and spinal cord shrink, you lose weight, you lose nerve cells (Angelova & Brown, 2019). Nerve cells can start transmitting information more slowly than before. When nerve cells degenerate, waste products or other substances, such as amyloid beta, build up in brain tissue. As a result, plaques and tangles, abnormal brain changes, may develop. A greasy brown substance called lipofuscin builds up in nerve tissue. Nerve damage can change your senses. Your reactions or sensations may decrease or disappear completely. This causes security and mobility issues. Aging is often associated with slowing down of thinking, memory, and reasoning (Voet et al., 2019). Not everyone experiences these changes in the same way. In some people, nerve and brain tissue undergoes multiple modifications. continue…
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