Memory Problems Health News

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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

10/12/2012
Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study

A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

10/11/2012
Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

10/8/2012
Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored

Part of the brain keeps working through sleep and anesthesia to process information

9/14/2012
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Memory Problems

Nonsmokers regularly exposed to cigarette smoke forgot nearly 20 percent more in tests, study says

9/4/2012
Combat Stress Linked to Brain Changes in Study

Some problems resolve with time, but others persist, researchers say

9/4/2012
Seniors' Creativity Can Thrive Despite Dementia

Programs seek to inspire artistry, reduce isolation in these older adults

9/3/2012
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests

Those with cluster of symptoms did worse on tests, showed brain changes on MRI

8/30/2012
Frequent MRI Scanner Exposure Might Affect Memory: Study

Magnetic field remains even when imaging not taking place

8/29/2012
Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.

'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

8/27/2012
Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later

Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests

8/24/2012
Sleep Boosts Memory for Parkinson's Patients, Study Suggests

Research also found that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can harm memory

8/23/2012
Study of Brain-Injured Man Sheds Light on Self-Awareness

Sense of self not confined to specific region, as previously thought

8/20/2012
Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study

'Fat and fit' concept may not apply to brain function, research suggests

8/17/2012
Sharp as a Tack at 90: Here's Why

Brain scans found these 'SuperAgers' had thicker cortexes than their peers

8/15/2012
Some Families May Have Natural Protection Against Dementia

Protein related to inflammation is linked to lower risk, study shows

8/13/2012
Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?

In small study, a flavanol-rich cocoa drink seemed to have an effect, but one expert is unconvinced

8/6/2012
Hormone May Boost Aging, Failing Brains

Treatment might help healthy adults and those with early memory problems, study finds

8/2/2012
Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study

Finding has implications for cost of patient care and testing of new treatments, experts say

8/2/2012
Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

7/18/2012
Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain

Studies suggest potential problems, like memory issues, but don't prove a link

7/17/2012
Alzheimer's Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial

However, findings on immune-based drug therapy are preliminary, experts say

7/16/2012
Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain

Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

7/10/2012
Nutrient Drink Might Boost Memory in Early Alzheimer's: Study

But mixture wouldn't have to meet same strict FDA approval as drugs, expert says

6/20/2012
'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study

Researchers want to pinpoint how seniors change their lives to avoid such mistakes

6/19/2012
Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline

Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

6/19/2012
Health Tip: When Memory Loss Isn't Normal

Here are common warning signs

6/18/2012
Diabetes May Hasten Mental Decline

Older adults with poor blood sugar control performed worse on tests of memory, thinking

6/15/2012
Graphic Cig Pack Labels Make Smokers Think, Study Finds

Compared with text-only warnings, adding photos seems to make impression on viewer's memory