Memory Problems Health News

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3/7/2017
Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label'

Aricept is often prescribed for mild mental impairment without actual approval

2/16/2017
HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

2/13/2017
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

2/10/2017
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

1/30/2017
Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's

Study found they did better on memory tests that patients who only spoke one language

1/30/2017
Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

1/26/2017
Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

1/25/2017
Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

1/23/2017
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

1/6/2017
Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

1/6/2017
Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer!

Study finds slight improvement in thinking and memory for civically minded

1/2/2017
Sleep May Help People Process Traumatic Events

Researchers find sleep weakens emotions stemming from disturbing events

12/30/2016
Many People May Have 'False' Memories, Study Contends

Half of those repeatedly asked to imagine events came to believe they were real

12/26/2016
'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

12/7/2016
Electrical Brain Stimulation Not a Memory Booster: Study

Researchers found recall ability was impaired after treatment

11/14/2016
Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp

Study finding raises question of whether something protected their brains

11/11/2016
Memory and Gender

Do men or women remember things better?

11/9/2016
Memory Can Fade After Menopause

But women still outperform men, researchers report

11/3/2016
Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

10/24/2016
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

10/19/2016
Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

10/12/2016
More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real

Study found memory skills tend to drop as estrogen levels dip, at ages 45 to 55

10/5/2016
Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

10/3/2016
Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

8/30/2016
Fallout From 9/11 May Include Early Dementia

WTC first responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline, study finds

8/5/2016
Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

8/5/2016
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

8/4/2016
Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

Losing vision would be as bad or worse than losing hearing, memory, speech or a limb, survey finds

7/28/2016
Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

7/28/2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

7/19/2016
Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

7/8/2016
Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

6/30/2016
Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

6/28/2016
Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

But more research needed before recommending methylene blue to those with memory loss, scientist says

6/20/2016
Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

6/20/2016
Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

Study found link between severity of sleep apnea and performance on attention, memory tests

6/16/2016
Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

Exercise needs to occur about 4 hours after lesson, study suggests

6/13/2016
HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

5/17/2016
Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

5/10/2016
Meditation May Sharpen Memory

Small study finds benefits for older adults

5/2/2016
Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

Researchers suggest their approach could improve survivors' quality of life

4/28/2016
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

4/13/2016
Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

4/12/2016
Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

4/11/2016
At the Store or Work, a To-Do List Helps

Unfamiliar items or tasks don't come to mind easily, research finds

3/16/2016
Women With Alzheimer's May Keep Verbal Skills Longer Than Men

Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/3/2016
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect