Journal of Alzheimers Parkinsonism and Dementia


Research Letter

Development of the Semantic Organization of Memory in the Age Group Over 65

Antoniya Trendafilova, Aleksandrina Vodenicharova, Aleksandra Trajkovska and Nikola Georgiev

Correspondence Address :

Department of Medical Education
Faculty of public health
Medical University of Sofia

Received on: October 01, 2019, Accepted on: October 18, 2019, Published on: October 25, 2019

Citation: Trendafilova A, Vodenicharova A, Trajkovska A and Georgiev N (2019). Development of the Semantic Organization of Memory in the Age Group Over 65

Copyright: 2019 Trendafilova A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

  • Abstract

Today's perceptions of the 65-year-old age group are subject to critical analysis, as for people whose cognitive abilities are severely limited due to (allegedly) age-related changes in the CNS.
The argument is supported that the main cause of memory problems in this age group is not due to irreversible physiological changes but rather to socio-psychological and volitional factors that are related to the reduction (often involuntary) of people's work activity.
A set of socio-psychological measures related to the application of the group models, the model of the comparative semantic signs, the network models and in particular the model of the propositional networks for the improvement of the semantic organization of memory in the age group over 65 years is considered.
The system approach for delaying ageing processes, called by the author, "Wisdom of Generations", is of paramount importance. The essence of the approach and the possibility to apply it in the conditions of Bulgaria is critically analysed.
The essence of the approach is to stimulate different connections between the accumulated knowledge and skills and the contemporary needs of society. Particular attention is paid to the search for and finding appropriate approaches to generate nonstandard solutions to the emerging problems in the contemporary world, both at the level of the individual and the solving of the existing problems of the society. An analysis of those social and economic conditions that would allow the implementation of the project in the conditions of Bulgaria is present.
Keywords: Ageing, Semantic approach, Memory, Retardation of cognitive development, Socio-psychological factors of ageing.