Crystallized Processing and Wisdom

1a. After reviewing the background materials, differentiate the cognitive abilities that improve versus the cognitive abilities that decline as a person ages.
1b. Elaborate on the difference between intelligence versus wisdom. Furthermore, explore the factors that increase wisdom within a domain of knowledge or professional practice.

2. 2a. After reviewing the background materials, explore the current findings about the brain damage and cognitive effects of dementia upon a person’s aging memories.
2b. Based on the background materials, explore the various methods to help prevent or slow down the impact of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Are these methods easy to adopt among elderly adults in your community? Why or why not?

Required Reading:
Healy, M. (2017, December 18). Preventing dementia: the promising, the disappointing and the inconclusive. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from
Lim, K. T. K., & Yu, R. (2015). Aging and wisdom: age-related changes in economic and social decision making. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, 120. Retrieved from
Park, A. (2017, February 24). If You Want to Avoid Dementia, Here’s What To Know. Retrieved from
TED (2017). What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova [Video File]. Retrieved from (13:56)
TED Talks (2016). Aging: It’s Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM [Video file]. Retrieved from (15:41)