Basic information about the cerebellum – (Posted late on 12/29 from 12/20)

I would like to explain further about the cerebellum. Not only is this portion of the brain is located behind the top portion of the brain stem where the spinal cord meets the brain, it is also a relatively small portion of the brain. The cerebellum is made up of two halves; what are termed to be hemispheres but only accumulates to about 10 percent of the total weight of the entire brain.

The interesting thing about the cerebellum is that even though it is small, it is compact. It contains roughly half of the brain’s total neurons. (Neurons, if you are not familiar are specialized cells that transmit information via electrical signals).

As I stated in yesterday’s post, this portion of the brain is very important because it receives information from various locations such as the sensory systems, the spinal cord and other portions of the brain and uses that information to regulate a person’s motor movements. Without this portion of our brain, we could not stand, walk or speak or have any balanced or smooth muscular activity. We would literally be a shaky mess.

By realizing this, a caregiver may be able to lend information to a family member, client or any number of medical personnel that can take the information and run with it. This is especially true if there are symptoms being displayed that associate with the information.

Keep notes. It is a great way to display that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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