Journal of Alzheimers Parkinsonism and Dementia


Research Article

Formation of Mental Images As an Element of Slowing the Aging Processes In the Cognitive Sphere

Antoniya Trendafilova, Aleksandrina Vodenicharova, Antoniya Yanakieva, Aleкsandra Trajkovska, Evgeni Ivanov and Tsvetelina Mihaylova

Correspondence Address :

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

Received on: October 01, 2019, Accepted on: October 18, 2019, Published on: January 21, 2020

Citation: Trendafilova A, Vodenicharova A, A Yanakieva, A Trajkovska, Evgeni Ivanov and Tsvetelina Mihaylova (2020). Formation of Mental Images As an Element of Slowing the Aging Processes In the Cognitive Sphere

Copyright: 2020 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

Regardless of the reasons given by the various authors, one unconditionally remains: as the age increases, the cognitive potential of a significant part of people is reduced. Imaginative thinking is one of the factors by which these negative processes can be, if not completely limited, in any case seriously delayed.
Creation of mental imagery is considered as a variant where the mental image has not only a rational but also a certain emotional character, which compensates for the impoverishment of the emotional sphere of the elderly.
Combinatorial models are considered, combining on the one hand the saturation of mental images with emotional content and the application of the hypothesis of double coding on the other hand, the proportional-conceptual hypothesis and the radical theory of images.
Situations are present where the relevant methods can be applied. In particular, the possibilities of applying these methods to the modern communication and information technology of the elderly are examined.
The article analyses the opportunities and forms that enable more elderly to be involved in the "active third age" programs and support post-employment creativity. The main purpose is that people of this age category will not be isolated from modern technical and scientific achievements.

Keywords: Mental images, Cognitive impairment, Content impoverishment, Methods delaying ageing.