Memory Problems Health News

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12/10/2014
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

12/4/2014
Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

12/1/2014
Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later

Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

12/1/2014
Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

11/26/2014
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

11/21/2014
Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

11/20/2014
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

11/18/2014
Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test

11/14/2014
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

11/13/2014
Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

11/12/2014
B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

11/4/2014
Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports

Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seemed to have the biggest impact, researchers say

11/3/2014
Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

10/31/2014
Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study

Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

10/27/2014
Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

10/17/2014
Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

9/24/2014
Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

9/13/2014
Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain

Activity is centered in the hippocampus, but in a way that's distinct from simply remembering

9/10/2014
Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

8/28/2014
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

8/27/2014
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

8/25/2014
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

8/12/2014
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Where Contextual Memories Are Made

Rat study may shed light on Alzheimer's in humans, scientists say

8/7/2014
Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

8/6/2014
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

7/30/2014
Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

7/25/2014
Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

7/16/2014
Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study

Finding suggests damage may be present even after obvious symptoms are gone

7/15/2014
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

7/14/2014
High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

7/14/2014
Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

7/14/2014
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds

Social support might be the key, researcher says

6/11/2014
Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too

Poor heart health linked to mental impairment: study

6/5/2014
PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

5/27/2014
Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes

Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

5/6/2014
Brain Stimulation Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

German pilot study found four of six patients kept, improved their memories one year later

5/2/2014
Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study

'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

5/1/2014
Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women

Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

4/28/2014
A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

Study suggests that humor helps improve recall, reduces stress hormone

4/23/2014
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

4/21/2014
Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery

Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/9/2014
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

4/4/2014
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

4/4/2014
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

3/18/2014
COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

3/12/2014
Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well

But Japanese study saw no such benefits for women

2/28/2014
Poor Sleep in Gulf War Vets May Be Tied to Brain Changes

Researchers say problem seems to be linked with less gray matter, which controls memory, thinking

2/24/2014
Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

2/22/2014
Are Best Memories Made by Age 25?

That's when major milestones tend to occur, study author says