Memory Problems Health News

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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

3/14/2005
Higher Education Keeps Late-Life Memory Strong

Seniors with college degrees use brain's frontal lobes more, study finds

3/9/2005
Test Pressure Toughest on Smartest

Anxiety can cause brainy types to lose their edge, study shows

3/1/2005
Blood Vessel Disorder Linked to "Mini" Strokes

Misshapen brain arteries associated with damage to speech, movement and cognition

2/28/2005
Battle of the Sexes a Matter of Perception

Males better at spatial memory, but females quickly catch up, monkey study shows

2/18/2005
Monkeys, Math Model Crack Memory Mystery

Researchers identify mechanisms behind short-term recall

2/15/2005
Health Tip: Coping With Memory Loss

These suggestions can help

2/7/2005
Infant Infection May Impair Adult Memory

Rat study found poor recall in animals infected after birth

1/24/2005
'Alzheimer's Gene' Affects Even Healthy Seniors

Causes problems with prospective memory, researchers discover

1/19/2005
Moderate Drinking May Ward Off Dementia

One glass a day benefited older women, study finds

1/17/2005
Poor Visual Memory May Signal Alzheimer's

Second study shows gene therapy may provide new treatment for neurological disease

12/27/2004
False Memories May Work as Diet Aid

Study finds some can be convinced of bad experiences with foods

12/22/2004
Show Sensitivity to Older Relatives at Holiday Gatherings

Tips to make those with impaired memories or behavioral problems comfortable

12/15/2004
Getting Out and About Good for Seniors

Exercise and social activity improve their cognition and sleep

12/14/2004
Heart-Healthy Behaviors Can Avert Mixed Dementia

Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol could slow decline

12/14/2004
Dementia of Parkinson's Similar to Alzheimer's

Both show equal decline in cognitive function each year

12/1/2004
Magnesium Maintains Memory

Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

11/22/2004
Chronic Back Pain Shrinks Brain

It can reduce gray matter by 11 percent in one year, researchers say

11/19/2004
Heavy Drinking Dulls Mind Even After You Sober Up

Memory, learning skills are hindered the next day, study finds

11/18/2004
Problems Linger for Recovering Alcoholics

Visual, cognitive deficits continue even after prolonged sobriety

11/9/2004
Lipitor May Aid Memory in Alzheimer's

Small study needs confirmation, experts say

11/8/2004
Alzheimer's Drug Helps MS Patients

Memory improves for some patients, study finds

11/2/2004
Weekend Treatment OK for 'Lazy Eye'

Study finds treatment works as well as daily drops

10/29/2004
Novel Approach Targets Alzheimer's Development

'Chaperone' protein blocks clumping of beta-amyloid

10/28/2004
Testosterone Tied to Memory

Prostate cancer patients who were deprived of it forgot things faster than healthy men

10/27/2004
Sleep Tucks Away Information

Learning consolidated during slumber, study finds

10/26/2004
Anesthesia Can Dim Elderly Patients' Minds

Effects can last two years after surgery, study says

10/25/2004
Stress a Double-Edged Sword

Improves memory, but reduces ability to solve complex problems

10/5/2004
Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young

Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

10/4/2004
Menopause Acquitted of Impairing Memory

Study finds women's brains remain sharp as ever

9/24/2004
Scientists Find Storehouse for Memory

The discovery may provide new targets for treating cognitive disorders

9/23/2004
New Clue to HIV Dementia Found

Study finds decreased levels of dopamine in brains of people with disease

9/21/2004
Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain

New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

9/2/2004
Stress of Task Strains Brain

It may dampen estrogen's influence on cognition in women, study finds

8/30/2004
Bad Mood Sharpens Eyewitness Skills

Those who were sad or upset provided more reliable accounts, researchers say

8/25/2004
Study to Test Gingko for Early Dementia

Researchers will focus on memory loss linked to Alzheimer's

7/27/2004
Memory Can Be Child's Play

Given the right cues, youngsters have better recall, finds study

7/8/2004
New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease to Be Tested

International study at 40 sites needs volunteers

7/2/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Can Still Learn

Exercises help them retain memory, cognitive skills

6/23/2004
Mice Offer Insights Into Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

Research focuses on memory problems linked with the disorder

6/23/2004
HRT Won't Halt Dementia in Older Women

New research says it may actually worsen it

6/10/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Don't Forget Everything

Study finds part of brain used for rote learning remains intact

6/9/2004
Where Long-Term Memories Go

Brain starts them in one spot, stores them in another