Memory Problems Health News

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7/17/2013
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Although studies didn't prove connection, expert says concerns are worth mentioning to a doctor

7/15/2013
Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests

Results, if confirmed, might point to new treatments

7/12/2013
Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests

Seizures may hasten Alzheimer's and mild memory problems, researchers say

7/3/2013
Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests

6/24/2013
HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women's Memory, Thinking: Study

Review of hormone therapy didn't find risk or benefit to brain function

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

6/10/2013
Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study

Overly aggressive glucose control might backfire in older patients, findings suggest

6/7/2013
Women Better at Remembering Faces, Study Finds

They spend more time 'scanning' facial features than men do, researchers say

6/5/2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors

Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

5/28/2013
Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study

Findings may have implications for caregivers

5/21/2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

5/14/2013
Experimental Drug Seems to Aid Memory in Mice With Alzheimer's

Study found increased levels of proteins that form connections responsible for learning, memory

5/6/2013
Living Long May Protect Against Early Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Dementia starts later in families with exceptional longevity, researchers say

4/29/2013
Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/24/2013
Clenching Your Fist to Boost Your Memory?

Hand-to-brain link may spur mind activity, study suggests

4/17/2013
Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's

Study finding doesn't mean you'll get the disease if family members have it, experts stress

4/15/2013
Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints

4/11/2013
Study Puts New Spin on 'Sound Sleep'

German researchers say certain sounds may boost memory while you snooze

4/3/2013
Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age

Education, urban living helped keep older adults walking tall, Chinese data shows

4/1/2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

3/28/2013
Cutting Out Mealtime Distractions May Help Manage Weight

Slowing down, focusing on food could keep you from overeating later, study contends

3/25/2013
Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?

Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

3/11/2013
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds

While not a 'wonder drug,' medication may help slow memory loss, researcher says

3/6/2013
Brain Scans May Explain Thinking, Memory Problems in Some MS Patients

Study found more damaged white matter in brains of those with mental decline

3/6/2013
2/22/2013
Common Sense Approaches May Stem ICU Delirium

Helping patients sleep lessens odds of confusion, study finds

2/6/2013
Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

Experts say research in the next few years could be pivotal in altering those projections

1/28/2013
PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

New guidelines address which patients might benefit from imaging test for brain plaque

1/28/2013
Lighter Sleep May Dull Memory Skills in Seniors

Study found older people forgot more upon waking than younger people

1/21/2013
Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found seniors who struggled with hearing had earlier problems with thinking skills

1/14/2013
Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking

The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

1/7/2013
Menopause Can Bring Lapses in Memory, Thinking, Study Finds

Challenges may be worse in the first year after menstrual periods stop, researchers report

1/4/2013
Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked

Mild mental impairment also prevalent in those with the mood disorder, study says

12/11/2012
Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia

Lack of social support also raises risk of memory decline, study finds

12/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress

11/29/2012
Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems

Establish consistent sleep and wake times

11/26/2012
Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men

Study found variations in brain matter loss, early mental decline

11/19/2012
Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills

11/16/2012
Living in Smoggy Areas May Reduce Seniors' Brainpower

Study tied high pollution to lower test scores for memory, language

11/14/2012
Bright Light at Night Could Up Depression Risk, Mouse Study Suggests

Researchers say lowering lights in evening may help

11/13/2012
Migraine Sufferers Show More Brain Changes Than Others: Study

But no link found between number, severity of lesions and lowered thinking skills

11/9/2012
Study Ties Obesity-Related Gene to Weaker Memory

But it's not clear why connection exists or what it means

11/1/2012
Physical Activity in Old Age May Protect Brain

Dementia risk cut in those who walked, biked or did other exercise regularly, study says

10/29/2012
Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

Getting fit helped overweight, inactive adults sharpen their thinking skills, too

10/26/2012
Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows

Women with heart disease who took low-dose aspirin scored better on mental tests than non-users

10/22/2012
Exercise May Beat Socializing at Staving Off Brain Shrinkage

Study also found physical activity more protective than mental stimulation

10/19/2012
High-Carb Diet in Old Age Linked to Mental Decline

Elderly who consumed the most carbohydrates, sugar had more memory, thinking problems, study finds

10/16/2012
Brain Recovery From Alcoholism Seen Soon After Abstinence: Study

Some regions take longer to heal; researchers say extended treatment programs might help