Memory Problems Health News

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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

4/23/2008
Brain Patterns Predict Mistakes

Study shows changes in two regions right before an error is made

4/22/2008
Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly

Mechanism unclear, but nursing home study says risk greatest week after meds begin

4/22/2008
Common Chemotherapy Drug Linked to Memory Problems

'Chemo brain' a routine side effect of treatment with drug 5-fluorouracil, study says

4/18/2008
Chronic Exposure to Solvents Disturbs Brain's Wiring

Changes in dopamine receptor density affects memory and psychomotor speed, study says

4/17/2008
Common Medications May Harm Memory in Older People

Those on anticholinergic drugs had sharper declines in thinking skills, study finds

4/17/2008
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

Analysis of early study found cognitive function improved in patients

4/16/2008
Men More Likely to Develop Cognitive Problems

They face greater risk of losing memory and thinking skills, study finds

4/16/2008
Exercise Could Cut Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

It may produce chemicals that protect the brain, study suggests

4/15/2008
Chemo May Not Affect Memory in Breast Cancer Patients

Stress of diagnosis more likely cause of reports of 'chemofog,' 'chemobrain,' study suggests

4/9/2008
Professionals Use Drugs to Sharpen Their Minds, Survey Finds

Science journal reports unlikely drugs like Ritalin, Provigil, beta blockers used to boost focus, concentration

3/17/2008
1 in 5 U.S. Seniors Struggles With Memory Lapses

Some progress to dementia, while others regain their skills, researchers find

3/7/2008
Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's

Study suggests brains of patients get stuck in memory-deletion mode

2/22/2008
Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory

Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

2/21/2008
Mouse Study Probes Workings of Memory

Learning prompts changes in inner workings of neurons

2/12/2008
Lack of Brain Protein May Explain 'Rain Man' Abilities

Autistic savants learn some tasks better, but forget faster, study suggests

2/5/2008
Brain Injury May Not Erase Long-Term Memory

In study, a new technique helped patients retrieve long-lost details

2/1/2008
A Daytime Nap Can Boost Memory

But the shut-eye only helps with material that was learned well, study suggests

1/30/2008
Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Recall

It brought back vivid, 30-year-old memories for patient, researchers say

1/18/2008
Older Surgical Patients Face Greater Risk of Cognitive Problems

They're also more apt to die within a year, but education had protective effect, study found

1/10/2008
Dementia Diagnosis Typically Means Death Within Five Years

British study does show age, sex, existing disability can alter timetable

1/10/2008
Brain Circuits That Suppress Memory Found

May lead to better understanding of amnesia

12/28/2007
Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Omega-3 fatty acid boosts protein that destroys brain plaques, study finds

12/19/2007
Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think

Even single neurons have a big impact on behavior, studies show

12/7/2007
Cellular Disorder Might Influence Behavior

Mouse study hints at link between mitochondria, memory and socialization

12/5/2007
Aging Brains Get Out of Sync

'Senior moments' typical in later years, study suggests

11/8/2007
Brain Yields Clues to False Memories

People can 'recall' something that never happened, experts say

10/31/2007
Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice

Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

10/4/2007
Hormone May Play Key Part in Creating Memories

Rise in norepinephrine levels tied to emotionally charged events, study finds

9/24/2007
HRT: A Boost for Libido, But Not Memory

Study of younger menopausal women found no difference in cognition between hormones and placebo

9/19/2007
Obesity Won't Affect Seniors' Memory

It is tied to increased Alzheimer's risk, however, researchers say