Memory Problems Health News

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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

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