Memory Problems Health News

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9/4/2015
Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter

8/26/2015
Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

8/25/2015
Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

8/24/2015
No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

8/14/2015
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

8/5/2015
Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

7/31/2015
Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/30/2015
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

7/28/2015
Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

7/27/2015
High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

7/23/2015
Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

7/22/2015
Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

7/20/2015
As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

7/20/2015
Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

7/20/2015
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles

7/8/2015
Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

Test performance declined noticeably in just two years

6/30/2015
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

6/24/2015
Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

6/17/2015
Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test

6/9/2015
Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

6/8/2015
Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

6/3/2015
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study

Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

6/1/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

5/18/2015
Serious Concussions Linked to Memory Problems in Retired NFL Players

Study found those who had lost consciousness during football career were more likely to show brain damage

5/12/2015
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

5/11/2015
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

5/6/2015
Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years

4/30/2015
Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory

Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet

4/30/2015
Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

You're never too old to learn

4/28/2015
Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion

MRI study suggests working memory doesn't bounce back quickly as it does in men

4/23/2015
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

4/1/2015
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

3/30/2015
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

3/18/2015
Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

3/16/2015
Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

3/12/2015
Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

3/12/2015
Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

3/11/2015
Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

3/5/2015
Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

2/13/2015
'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

2/13/2015
Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

Cigarette use thins key area for memory, thinking skills and language

1/27/2015
Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

1/22/2015
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

1/16/2015
Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory?

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

1/14/2015
Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

1/12/2015
Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

Study found infants recalled tasks better if they slept within four hours of learning

12/24/2014
Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study

Mood swings, memory problems may be triggered by inflammation, researchers say

12/19/2014
Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

12/11/2014
Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said