Digital dementia: a disease of the 21st century.
What is digital dementia?
Digital dementia is a disease that has recently been officially recognized as a serious clinical condition in the developed countries of the world, including Japan. Digital dementia is a cognitive impairment caused by ever-increasing information loads on the human nervous system. Each of us today is faced with a volume of information that exceeds the volumes that people had to deal with half a century ago, according to various estimates, dozens of times. Dementia is a cognitive disorder that is usually observed in old age. It is caused by the degeneration of the central nervous system - due to their decline, the cognitive abilities of a person no longer cope with the amount of information coming in every day. Hence the drop in concentration, memory lapses, emotional instability and, ultimately, nervous states. Standard dementia is observed in elderly people. But with digital dementia, things are different. It is not so pronounced, but it is no less dangerous, although it is subject to complex therapeutic correction. Let's try to understand what is the fundamental feature of digital dementia and what causes it.
What are the features of digital dementia?
Digital dementia has a number of features that can be grouped into the following list:
- The disease can develop at any age, starting, in fact, from adolescence.
- The disease is reversible in its early stages (as opposed to senile dementia) and requires complex therapy, which will be mentioned below.
- The disease is expressed in a sharp drop in concentration, memory lapses, a sharp drop in mnemonic abilities (you forget simple things and do not keep in your head not only details, but important moments), a state close to prostration and “heavy head”.
- The disease can lead to more serious conditions and provoke the early development of Alzheimer's and / or Parkinson's if you do not take action.
- The root cause of the disease is the digital load on the cerebral system of the body.
But what are the complex causes of digital dementia? Let's try to understand this, as well as see what measures will help to cope with this disease.
What are the causes of digital dementia? Psychiatrists’ opinions.
This disease is caused by excessive information load on the human brain. Without even noticing, you are reaching for a smartphone, flipping through pages of your favourite sites and social networks, while simultaneously answering chat rooms and watching programs or TV shows on TV or streaming. Think about it. Even a high-precision computer, while performing many tasks at the same time, starts to work incorrectly and slowly. Your brain receives a lot of information every day, and physically does not have time to digest it, especially if you do not have enough time to sleep and rest. Rest is no less important than sleep, because it is in the process of rest from the information flow that the brain absorbs and processes information, turning it into knowledge at the level of a subcortex.
If you do not give the brain such an opportunity will inevitably come information overload, which, by and large, is digital dementia. Information at school or institute, continuous flow of information at work, non-stop flow of information in transport, if you read something from the phone or chat in chat rooms on the road. And all this completes the final chord - the time spent with the smartphone (and sometimes with the TV on) until the very night. And this is all in addition to communicating with family, processing simple information at the level of food - movement - the solution of simple everyday tasks. It is not surprising that the brain of modern man begins to falter more and more often. But what to do? Are there any options and how can this disease be cured? There are several methods that we will look at next.
How to deal with digital dementia? Non-drug methods.
The simplest methods of treating digital dementia imply complete temporary isolation from familiar sources of information for limited time. You must abandon the smartphone, TV and computer for 48 hours. Remove the house for the weekend, take time off at work, just take a tent and go hiking or go to the cottage, leaving all the usual means of communication at home. Isolate yourself from unnecessary information flow. The elimination of overload will be the first step towards the normalization of cerebral connections. Take your smartphone and reconfigure it in the mode of gray tones - it helps to relieve the dependence on the smartphone and acts soothingly. A small fire in nature will be the best option to stabilize the autonomic nervous system. But ordinary candles in peace and quiet will have a similar effect. Remember that complete isolation from the usual sources of information is necessary; half-measures like “I will only answer letters this hour” unfortunately will not help. In more severe situations, it is proposed to pay attention to medical support.
How to deal with digital dementia? Medical methods.
Gammalon is one of the most advanced methods of stable support in case of disruption of neuron connections caused by digital dementia. Gammalon normalizes the interaction of neural signals, restoring cognitive abilities and helping the brain to effectively cope with large information loads. The effectiveness of this drug is proved by its widespread use in Japan in the treatment of the symptoms of this disease in more than 80% of cases. The active component of Gammalon is specialized for recovery as a result of significant information overload. At the same time, we should not forget about the need for an integrated approach and try to reduce the information load as much as possible. It is also recommended to try to limit the time spent with the smartphone to a certain fixed frame every day.