Memory Problems Health News

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6/7/2011
Sleep Might Help You Solve Problems Better

Study findings suggest shut-eye lets brain process information

6/6/2011
Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline

But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

5/25/2011
Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Is My Memory Loss Normal?

When forgetfulness isn't just a sign of getting older

5/16/2011
Research Shows Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease Sometimes Missed

Of those with no memory problems, more than half are misdiagnosed

5/16/2011
Binge Drinking Tied to Memory Loss in College Students: Study

But researchers stress it's not clear if there's a direct connection

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/12/2011
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

5/10/2011
Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds

5/6/2011
Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study

But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

4/26/2011
Don't Blame Memory for Trouble Switching Tasks

Study points instead to slowdown in brain's processing speed that comes with aging

4/25/2011
Do IQ Tests Measure More Than Intelligence?

Study finds motivation also plays a big role in the results

4/22/2011
Managing Chemoradiation Side Effects May Prolong Survival

Brain cancer patients without treatment-related memory loss, fatigue gained 4 months, study finds

4/19/2011
Alzheimer's Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert

Although progression to dementia isn't inevitable, mild cognitive impairment now classified as Alzheimer's

4/18/2011
Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors

Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/11/2011
Drug Memantine Ineffective for Mild Alzheimer's, Study Finds

And evidence for its efficacy in moderate Alzheimer's 'meager,' researchers say

4/11/2011
Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study

But the difference in distractability, compared to the young, isn't huge

4/11/2011
Sleep Problems May Linger After Childhood Cancer

Survivors face memory, attention deficits due to fatigue years later, study suggests

4/6/2011
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk

For people with mild cognitive impairment, imaging might yield important clues, researchers say

4/5/2011
Inner Ear Can 'Store' Recent Sounds, Study Finds

Vibrations in the ear continue briefly after a sound has ended, researchers say

3/28/2011
Medical Marijuana Might Slow Thinking Among MS Patients

Study suggests side effects could sometimes outweigh benefits of pain relief

3/14/2011
Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's

People who don't register rapid losses not likely to develop the disease, study suggests

3/9/2011
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study suggests benefits for light to moderate daily drinking

3/7/2011
Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk

But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke

3/3/2011
Study Finds Third of Cancer Patients on Opioids Are Confused

Those taking 400 milligrams or more daily were 75% more likely to suffer cognitive problems

3/3/2011
1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC

Insufficient rest affects health, concentration, experts say

2/25/2011
Seeking Alzheimer's Answers Among Fruit Flies

Research on insects is providing clues to genetic aspects of the disease

2/22/2011
Speaking Several Languages Might Protect Memory

Study found those who spoke four or more were less likely to suffer cognitive impairment

2/21/2011
High Cholesterol, Hypertension May Harm Memory in Middle Age

Study finds link between cardiovascular disease and lower scores on mental skills tests

2/9/2011
Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/18/2011
Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's

Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

1/3/2011
Soldiers' PTSD Tied to Lasting Psychosocial Effects

Concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries less likely to affect long-term outcomes, study finds

12/2/2010
Working With Pesticides May Affect Memory and More

Study of agricultural workers reveals loss of thinking skills

11/29/2010
'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad

Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

11/4/2010
Sleep Appears to Aid Learning

Shut-eye helped solidify vocabulary for study volunteers

11/2/2010
Study Casts Doubt on Hospice Admission Criteria for Patients With Dementia

Desire for comfort care should guide the decision, say experts

11/1/2010
10/25/2010
Heavy Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's in Study

Risk soars for those puffing more than two packs a day, researchers say

10/19/2010
Binge Drinking, Pot Could Put Teens' Intellect at Risk: Study

Test scores fell as substance abuse levels went up, researchers say

10/18/2010
Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

10/15/2010
Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns

Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

10/14/2010
Practice Tests Really Do Improve Learning: Study

Exams led people to develop more effective keyword memory cues, researchers find

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

10/12/2010
Brain Damage May Not Harm Short-Term Spatial Memory After All

But injuries to hippocampus may well hurt long-term memory, experts say

10/4/2010
1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study

Problems such as seizures, dementia are major causes of patients' disability, researchers say