Memory Problems Health News

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2/13/2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

2/13/2014
Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults

Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests

2/12/2014
Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

Research might reveal how thickness of cerebral cortex is linked to autism, schizophrenia

1/29/2014
Early Childhood Memories May Fade Long Before Childhood Is Over

By age 8 or 9, kids in study remembered only a third of events they experienced before they were 3

1/28/2014
Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

Researchers based 3-D model on man who lived 55 years with condition

1/26/2014
It's Not Just Anniversaries: Men Are the More Forgetful Sex

Survey of 48,000 people suggests women's memories tend to be sharper

1/24/2014
My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia

With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

1/23/2014
For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

1/15/2014
Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men

Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers

1/13/2014
Gains of 'Brain Training' for Elderly Seen 10 Years Later

Problem-solving ability surpassed memory, study finds

1/13/2014
Your Daily Coffee Just Might Jolt Your Memory

New study suggests caffeine not only wakes you up, but also may aid your recall

1/10/2014
Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study

Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories

1/1/2014
Fido Really Can Recognize Your Face

Study tracked dogs' eye movements as they viewed images of familiar people, pooches

12/30/2013
Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems

New findings contradict previous research suggesting that poor thyroid function might be tied to dementia

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/16/2013
Brain Scan Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real

Teens who smoked or had smoked in the past had shrunken structures in areas linked to memory

12/11/2013
Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds

Athletes who weren't diagnosed with concussions still showed thinking deficits after a season of hits

12/10/2013
Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?

Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

11/27/2013
Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking

Study finds PCBs still present in blood of elderly people

11/21/2013
Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

European review looked at 12,000 people who'd lived through economic downturns

11/18/2013
Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests

Despite FDA warning, researchers found no evidence these drugs cause declines in thinking ability

11/13/2013
Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice

Study also tested post-operative learning ability

11/12/2013
Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults

Researchers said staying mentally sharp most important to those over 50

11/11/2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

11/11/2013
Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory

In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

11/6/2013
Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says

Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say

10/25/2013
Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection

Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia

10/24/2013
10/23/2013
Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests

Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test

10/22/2013
Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Show Brain Changes, Study Finds

Working memory was slower in people with the condition

10/22/2013
Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

10/14/2013
Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Preliminary study suggests blood test could help doctors assess patient's risk

10/2/2013
Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment

Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

10/1/2013
Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All

But even with new study, jury's still out on safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs

9/25/2013
Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims

Higher levels of omega-3 didn't boost thinking, memory test scores

9/20/2013
Mental State Influences Readmission After Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says

Memory problems, use of antidepressant linked to early hospital return

9/20/2013
Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia

Study found these patients declined mentally and physically

9/6/2013
With Insomnia, Mind May Also Wander During Day

Scans show that brain fails to turn off 'default' mode, affecting daytime concentration

8/28/2013
Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments,' Study Finds

Age-related forgetfulness is caused by protein deficiency, scientists studying humans and mice say

8/21/2013
Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First

Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

8/14/2013
Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds

Researchers say type 2 disease with depression associated with greater mental declines

8/13/2013
Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn

Study suggests that gummed-up synapses -- not plaque -- may be at the root of aging brain diseases

8/7/2013
High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say

8/7/2013
Dolphins Remember for Decades, Study Finds

The unique 'signature' whistle that each dolphin uses appears to be recalled by others, even years later

7/31/2013
Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests

Screening elderly for the blood condition makes sense, researcher says

7/31/2013
Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study

Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

7/26/2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

Larger message: Better cardiovascular health benefits the brain, expert says

7/18/2013
Chimps, Orangutans May Have Pretty Good Memories

They demonstrated 3-year recall in study