Memory Problems Health News

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12/21/2006
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Dementia

It's more than just memory loss

12/19/2006
Brain-Training Keeps Age-Linked Mental Decline at Bay

'Cognitive intervention' helps healthy seniors stay sharp, study suggests

12/6/2006
Blood Pressure Drug May Offset Alzheimer's Complication

Anti-hypertensive appears to protect against cognitive decline, researcher says

11/30/2006
Hormone Therapy May Curb Women's Memory Decline

Postmenopausal patients showed short-term gains with treatment, study finds

11/28/2006
Stressful Sleep Loss May Impair Memory

Sleep-deprived rats show link between brain impairment, stress hormones

11/27/2006
Chemo Temporarily Shrinks Brain Areas, Study Finds

Discovery could explain cognitive troubles linked to cancer treatment

11/20/2006
Sorry, Kids: School Tests Do Enhance Learning

Study finds people remember things better if quizzed

11/6/2006
Electric Current During Sleep Boosts Memory

Mild stimulation raised recall scores by 8 percent, study found

10/26/2006
Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory

Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say

9/13/2006
Early Memory Lapses Could Warn of Alzheimer's

But detecting, treating sooner might also help slow the disease, experts say

9/12/2006
Alzheimer's Drug Eases Brain Injury-Linked Memory Loss

Rivastigmine most effective in more serious cases, researchers say

8/22/2006
Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores, Learning Impairment

Whether damage is permanent or reversible needs further investigation, study says

8/11/2006
Stress Can Shrink and Age Your Brain

Effects range from memory problems to cell damage linked to aging, studies say

7/28/2006
Amnesia Study Sheds Light on Memory

Volunteers underwent drug-induced short-term memory loss

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/10/2006
Sleep Strengthens Memory

Sound slumber essential to retain facts, researchers say

6/28/2006
Exelon Approved for Parkinson's Dementia

Already sanctioned for Alzheimer's

6/27/2006
Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's

But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

5/4/2006
Study Explores Anatomy of Dread

Brain scans show attention is the key

4/12/2006
Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory

Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers

4/10/2006
Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble

Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note

4/5/2006
Doctors Should Heed Patients' Memory Complaints

They may sometimes -- but not always -- be a harbinger of Alzheimer's, study finds

3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/14/2006
Chronic Pot Smoking May Cloud Intellect

Long-term users fared worse on tests for decision-making, memory, study found

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

2/7/2006
Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

1/4/2006
Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's

If true, finding could translate into new treatments, study suggests

1/4/2006
Reduced Brain Volume May Predict Dementia

The finding could lead to therapies to prevent or delay problems, study says

12/29/2005
Brain Scans Show How Memories Are Retrieved

'Mental time travel' takes you back to creation of a memory, researcher says

12/12/2005
Testosterone May Improve Life for Men With Early Alzheimer's

But hormone didn't sharpen cognitive skills in small study

11/30/2005
Coffee Perks Up Short-Term Memory

Study finds equivalent of two cups of java boosts brain activity

11/6/2005
Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15

It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

10/12/2005
Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life

Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

10/10/2005
Fish Fuels the Brain

Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

10/7/2005
Saying Goodbye to Early Memories

By age 10, kids can't recall their preschool experiences, study finds

9/27/2005
A Memory Jogger for HIV Patients

Electronic device prompts them to take medication, researchers say

9/27/2005
Unexplained Weight Loss May Herald Alzheimer's

Early findings suggest brain's weight centers might be affected before memory

9/23/2005
Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories

Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

9/20/2005
Exercise May Keep You Keen

Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

9/14/2005
Cocaine-Linked Memories Might Be Erased

Researchers removed these powerful cues to addiction in rat studies

9/6/2005
Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine

So you don't forget an important dose

7/14/2005
Can Mental Function be Restored in Alzheimer's Disease?

Mouse experiment raises hope of healing brain cells

7/8/2005
Routine Dementia Screening Doesn't Make Sense

Researchers report test inaccuracies, lack of treatments outweigh benefits

5/26/2005
Words Sharpen Visual Memory, Study Finds

Children recalled objects better when given language cues

5/1/2005
Amino Acid May Harm Memory and More

Cognitive problems linked to homocysteine levels

4/25/2005
Gene Therapy Eyed as Alzheimer's Treatment

Initial results of small study show slowed mental decline

4/18/2005
Health Tip: Multi-infarct Dementia

Learn its warning signs

4/4/2005
Zinc Hones Teens' Thinking Skills

Study found 20 milligrams a day improved memory, attention span in seventh graders

3/22/2005
Fish Oil May Keep Alzheimer's Disease at Bay

In mouse studies, diets high in omega-3 fatty acid reduced harmful brain protein

3/22/2005
Health Tip: Shape Up With Mind Aerobics

Here are some ways to improve your memory