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In the meantime, you can build up reserves in your brain. This will help you to try to outlive the onset of cognitive dementia. Cognitive dementia is the precursor to Alzheimer's disease. Building up your brain makes neural pathways stronger. Harder to damage. Research shows keeping your brain active can delay cognitive dementia. Of course diet and exercise play a huge role. This article is the second in a series identifying the impact of trauma. In the first article, we identified physical effects. Here, we examine immediate and long-term cognitive effects.
Immediately following a traumatic experience, the most common cognitive symptoms are... Intrusive thoughts, or thinking about the trauma when she doesn't want to and not being able to turn it off. So in the middle of dinner with the family, something happens that reminds her and suddenly, she is thinking about the trauma again.
Having flashbacks of the trauma - this means that for a few minutes or even longer, her experiences shift and it is unclear what reality is. Is she standing on the sidewalk, heading toward the coffee shop, or back in her childhood bedroom, where the abuse took place. Memory lapses-for example, she stops in the middle of an explanation, completely forgetting the story she was about to tell or the conversation she had yesterday, or an hour ago.
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