Memory Problems Health News

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11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

11/17/2008
Fewer Brain 'Tangles' May Mean Smarter Old Age

Autopsies of quick-witted elderly hint at how they stayed that way

11/5/2008
Vitamin Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Treatment cured memory problems in mice, researchers found

10/30/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's

Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

10/24/2008
Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete

Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

10/22/2008
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

But the days of 'targeted forgetting' in humans are still long off, experts say

10/21/2008
Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia

Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

10/20/2008
ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment

But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

10/16/2008
Aerobics Can Reverse Mental Decline in Older Adults

Review of studies shows workouts that leave a person breathless boost brain tissue volume

10/13/2008
Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory

Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

10/13/2008
Early Treatment Benefits Newfound Brain Disorder

Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis with tumor causes psychosis, memory problems, study says

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/6/2008
Occasional Forgetfulness Tied to Loss of Brain Volume

It's unclear whether this is linked to dementia, scientists say

9/23/2008
Whole Brain Radiation Not Best for Cancer That Has Spread

Study finds shorter survival time, reduction in learning, memory

9/11/2008
Imaging Shows Why Injured Brains 'Work Harder'

Tool highlighting increased blood flow could become standard measure of rehab, study says

9/8/2008
Brain's Memory Capacity Much Larger Than Believed

Finding could have implications for artificial intelligence, memory disorder treatments

9/4/2008
Sleep Therapy Restores Brain Function in Insomniacs

Brain imaging suggests it could be a non-pharmacological intervention for the disorder

9/2/2008
Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says

9/2/2008
Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study

Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

8/27/2008
Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying

Study of seniors found it's not all part of normal aging process

8/26/2008
Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain

Activities to keep your mind sharp

8/13/2008
Blocking Drug-Related Memories May Prevent Relapses

Animal brain receptor study suggests new treatments for addiction in humans

8/12/2008
Diabetes Onset, Severity Tied to Cognitive Problems

Disease may contribute to neuronal damage, brain atrophy, study suggests

8/8/2008
Interrupted Night Sleep Worse for Cognitive Function

People almost 4 times groggier than those awakened during day rest, study finds

7/31/2008
Advances Made Against Alzheimer's Disease

Antihistamines, immune therapy among ideas that could lead to new treatments, experts say

7/31/2008
Being Single in Midlife Could Raise Risk for Dementia Later

But worrying about things could be protective, a second study suggests

7/30/2008
Brain Mechanism Can Turn Off Trauma of Bad Memories

Molecules that eliminate fear factor could lead to new panic disorder drugs

7/30/2008
Family History May Add to Alzheimer's Puzzle

Genes play only a part of underlying risk for dementia, study suggests

7/29/2008
Aging Hinders Memory Storage During Sleep

Study in rats suggests brain needs 'experience replay' during slumber

7/28/2008
Alzheimer's Treatment Trials May Have Special Challenges

Studies may need larger pools of participants to accurately assess if drugs are effective

7/28/2008
Dementia Underestimated in Developing Countries

Standard criteria too restrictive, gap with higher-income nations smaller, group says

7/28/2008
Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Patients taking ARBs 45% less likely to have delirium, be in nursing homes, die

7/23/2008
Coronary Disease Dulls Cognitive Skills

Large study found the longer person had heart trouble, the worse their performance

7/22/2008
Memory Problems Tied to Sound Processing Disorder

Inability to filter out background noise may be indicator of mild impairment, study says

7/2/2008
More 90-Plus Women Than Men Prone to Dementia

But far more women live to be that old, study authors note

7/1/2008
Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk

Questionnaire for those close to patient pinpointed who was likely to progress to dementia

6/30/2008
Research Links Low HDL Levels With Memory Loss

But experts aren't ready to embrace the findings as fact

6/26/2008
Women Don't Notice 40% of Their Hot Flashes

Lack of sleep, causing memory problems, likely culprits in finding, study says

6/26/2008
Unhealthy Meals Dull Older Diabetics' Memory

Antioxidant vitamins counter cognitive decline, but experts say eating healthy is better

6/11/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss

Study finds disorder shrinks brain cells much the way alcohol, Alzheimer's do

6/9/2008
Smoking Tied to Memory Loss in Middle Age

But experts say the findings don't account for overall health factors and intelligence

6/9/2008
College Night Owls Have Lower Grades

Study finds students who are morning people function better on tests

6/5/2008
Red Wine Compound Helps Heart, May Slow Aging

Resveratrol mimics effects of caloric restriction to extend life spans in mice

5/28/2008
Study IDs Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to more effective drugs to slow progression of disease

5/22/2008
Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders

Study in rats finds polyphenol compounds affect areas involved with learning and memory

5/2/2008
5/1/2008
Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors May Be Gender-Specific

French study finds depression, stroke key factors in progression toward dementia

4/28/2008
An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana

Nerve agents stimulated cannabinoid receptors in mice, offering pain relief without side effects

4/25/2008
When It Comes to Memory, It's All About Location

Proteasomes that control protein levels could key future treatments for Alzheimer's

4/23/2008
Enzyme Beneficial to Alzheimer's Plays Darker Role in Other Dementia

Finding could mean changing animal models used for future research