Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’
November 12, 2013

Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Jessica Gwinn

Have you ever heard a scatter-brained, stressed out friend mutter ‘I have such ADD today’?

It’s become all too common to dismiss our flustered, uninterrupted lives as just part of the everyday new normal. Undeniably, modern society is dictated by our constant connection to technology.

Plain and simple, we are married to it – for better or worse. But it’s actually quite serious. In fact, more and more young people who’ve been raised in a digital age are showing signs of short term memory dysfunction as a result of their addiction to technology.

What can be done and what does this mean for future generations?
An eye-opening study in Seoul, Korea – where more people are connected to digital devices (over 67%) than anywhere in the world – as well as U.S. study conducted at UCLA has revealed some alarming information about the developing brains of young people.

They’re spending upwards of 7 hours a day attached to their iPads, smartphones, computers and gaming consoles. And the effects to their brains are proving to be very damaging.
It’s Called Digital Dementia

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It’s Called Digital Dementia


“Digital Dementia”, a term coined by top German neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer in his 2012 book of the same name, is a term used to describe how overuse of digital technology is resulting in the breakdown of cognitive abilities in a way that is more commonly seen in people who have suffered a head injury or psychiatric illness.

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