Memory Problems Health News

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8/24/2009
Hypertension Linked to Thinking Problems in Middle Age

Increases in diastolic pressure lead to decreases in cognition, study shows

8/21/2009
Dopamine Lets Bad Experiences Linger

Interfering with neurotransmitter prevented memories from forming, taking root, study finds

8/14/2009
Rich, Poor See Similar Declines in Old Age

After 70, socioeconomics have little impact on cognition, study finds

8/12/2009
Experts Urge Cognitive Testing of Kids With Epilepsy

Underlying brain abnormalities may cause learning problems, study finds

8/11/2009
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Older adults who ate healthy and remained active were protected, study finds

8/10/2009
Study Ties Mini-Strokes to Memory Loss

Effects appear to differ from those of full-blown stroke

8/10/2009
Radiation for Brain Tumors May Affect Cognition

Whether finding applies to today's treatments remains unclear, experts say

8/9/2009
Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital

Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

7/30/2009
Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds

7/29/2009
Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems

Discovery could help in Alzheimer's prevention efforts, researcher says

7/28/2009
Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast

7/27/2009
Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up

Research reveals more about how information is processed, stored in the brain

7/24/2009
HIV Plus Alcohol Hampers Short-Term Memory

Problems with learning new information can disrupt treatment, expert says

7/20/2009
New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says

7/15/2009
Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought

Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated

7/15/2009
Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

Study finds fetuses showed short-term memory of 10 minutes at this stage in development

7/14/2009
Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

7/13/2009
Moderate Drinking Might Guard Against Alzheimer's

But only among those who are not cognitively impaired, study finds

7/6/2009
More Evidence That Caffeine Can Jolt Memory

High doses may protect against Alzheimer's symptoms, study in mice suggests

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

6/30/2009
Statins Might Stave Off Alzheimer's

In animal study, drug blocks cell death characteristic of the disease

6/24/2009
Sleep May Be Essential for Long-Term Memory

Researchers demonstrate that slumber key to storing memories

6/24/2009
Clues to Alzheimer's Spotted Earlier in Disease

Researchers found biomarkers in patients with only mild memory problems

6/24/2009
Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

6/23/2009
Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

Whether damage in women affects function remains unclear, researchers say

6/15/2009
Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some

Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds

6/11/2009
Sleeping Helps Preserve Important Memories

Brain uses selective process to store most relevant information, study shows

6/10/2009
Questionnaire May Help Spot Early Dementia

Experts caution that do-it-yourself test still needs doctors' interpretation

6/9/2009
Got a Problem? Think About It Overnight

Networks in the brain may help you find solutions while asleep, study suggests

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

5/26/2009
Memory Takes a Hit During Menopause

Study finds women do not learn as well for a time, but bounce back

5/22/2009
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

5/20/2009
Health Tip: Warding Off Age-Related Memory Loss

Suggestions to help you retain information

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

4/27/2009
Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom

Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

4/21/2009
4/20/2009
Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

In study on rats, protection eludes those exposed as adolescents

4/19/2009
Simple Steps to Maintaining Memory

Tipsheet offers strategies to help older adults stay sharp

4/7/2009
Pathway to Wisdom May Be Found in Brain Circuitry

The common traits of wisdom appear to follow a universal path in the brain

3/26/2009
Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD

Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

3/24/2009
Gulf War Syndrome May Stem From Chemical Exposure

U.S. researchers find brain function problems in ill veterans

3/13/2009
Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance

Researchers say finding could serve as model for diagnosing chronic fatigue

3/13/2009
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?

Reward may keep brain visually on track without conscious attention, study finds

3/10/2009
Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease May Speed Dementia

Expert urges people to modify lifestyle after reports find a connection

3/5/2009
Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say

2/27/2009
Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests

2/19/2009
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory

Close monitoring can keep problem from advancing, experts say

2/19/2009
If Parents Had Alzheimer's, Aging May Come Early

Presence of ApoE4 gene in offspring makes a difference, study finds