Memory Problems Health News

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10/5/2016
Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

10/3/2016
Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

8/30/2016
Fallout From 9/11 May Include Early Dementia

WTC first responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline, study finds

8/5/2016
Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

8/5/2016
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

8/4/2016
Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

Losing vision would be as bad or worse than losing hearing, memory, speech or a limb, survey finds

7/28/2016
Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

7/28/2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

7/19/2016
Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

7/8/2016
Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

6/30/2016
Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

6/28/2016
Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

But more research needed before recommending methylene blue to those with memory loss, scientist says

6/20/2016
Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

6/20/2016
Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

Study found link between severity of sleep apnea and performance on attention, memory tests

6/16/2016
Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

Exercise needs to occur about 4 hours after lesson, study suggests

6/13/2016
HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

5/17/2016
Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

5/10/2016
Meditation May Sharpen Memory

Small study finds benefits for older adults

5/2/2016
Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

Researchers suggest their approach could improve survivors' quality of life

4/28/2016
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

4/13/2016
Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

4/12/2016
Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

4/11/2016
At the Store or Work, a To-Do List Helps

Unfamiliar items or tasks don't come to mind easily, research finds

3/16/2016
Women With Alzheimer's May Keep Verbal Skills Longer Than Men

Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/3/2016
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

3/1/2016
Health Tip: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer's

Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging

2/29/2016
Sleep Apnea May Take Toll on Your Mood, Thinking Skills

Study found altered levels of brain chemicals that influence emotions, memory

2/29/2016
Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

2/15/2016
Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys

Research, which focused on 'slow-wave sleep,' did not find same effect among girls

2/11/2016
New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

2/8/2016
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

2/8/2016
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

2/3/2016
When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

2/2/2016
Marijuana and Verbal Memory

Can't recall that word? Past marijuana use might be to blame, according to new study.

2/1/2016
Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed

In most cases, it was exposure to toxins employed by U.S. military, researcher says

2/1/2016
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

2/1/2016
Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

1/28/2016
Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

1/20/2016
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

12/31/2015
Need to Boost Your Memory? Then Get Your Zzzz's

A full night's sleep helps people solidify what they learn, researchers say

12/17/2015
Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

Study finds that mood improves, too

12/11/2015
Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

But study did not prove it causes memory woes or mind-robbing disease

12/8/2015
3-D Video Games May Boost Brainpower, Study Finds

After playing every day for two weeks, volunteers did better on memory tests

11/16/2015
Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

11/4/2015
Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

10/28/2015
Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

10/2/2015
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles

Study suggests brain has to use different regions than normal to get the job done