Frontal Lobe: Last In, First Out

The frontal lobe of the brain is responsible for impulse control, decision-making, planning out tasks, and the like. It doesn’t fully develop until we are in our 20’s. Essentially, it is the last part of our brain to mature. If you recall the questionable decisions you made in your teens and college years, you will most likely agree.

Are you caring for someone with dementia? Decreasing ability to control impulses, make decisions, and plan tasks – sound familiar? Many dementias attack the frontal lobe. Interesting, isn’t it?