Memory Problems Health News

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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

8/6/2007
Memory Slow? Drink Some Joe

Older women who consume 3 cups a day have sharper cognitive skills, study says

8/6/2007
Maturity Brings Richer Memories

Brain area associated with higher-order thinking is responsible, study finds

7/23/2007
Health Tip: Feeling Forgetful?

Suggestions to help you remember

7/17/2007
Poor Memory Tied to Sleep Woes in Aging Women

Anxieties or early dementia might be to blame, researchers say

7/12/2007
Brain May Be Able to Suppress Memories

Experiment suggests humans can will themselves to forget

7/11/2007
Patients With Early Parkinson's Exhibit Sleepiness, Hallucinations

Gender, age, overall health key factors identifying those at risk, study finds

6/14/2007
Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster

'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

6/6/2007
Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Long-Term Memory

Mouse study hints at treatments for Alzheimer's, other brain diseases, in humans

4/30/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Aids Memory in Alzheimer's-Like Mice

Zocor allowed animals to better navigate mazes, study found

4/26/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Help Aging Brain

Major 10-year study of older women shows no differences

4/25/2007
Good Sleep Wakes Up Memory

Getting shut-eye before tests boosted performance, study found

4/23/2007
Migraines May Boost Memory

Unexpected finding shows sufferers' recall less prone to decline

4/20/2007
Brain Structure Changes Before Memory Loss: Study

Scans reveal makeup altered about 4 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment

4/19/2007
Brain Protein Makes for Lasting Memories

'CREB' is crucial to total recall, scientists say

4/16/2007
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory

It may help patients with severe depression and other disorders, study finds

4/10/2007
Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find

Omega-3 fatty acids also protected against loss of verbal fluency

4/9/2007
Health Tip: Brain Health

Keep your mind sharp as you age

4/5/2007
Genetic Mutation Boosts Memory

Study with mice could lead to new drugs to treat diseases like Alzheimer's, researchers say

3/19/2007
Health Tip: Take Care of the Caregiver

Suggestions to reduce stress