Memory Problems Health News

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8/11/2011
Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old

Brain scans in those aged 60 to 75 with the disease were more definitive than brain scans of those 80 and older

8/8/2011
As Heart Failure Worsens, Word Recall May Suffer Too

Link was especially apparent in older patients, researchers found

8/3/2011
Memories Can Be Unreliable, Manipulated

But many Americans believe memories are more stable than they really are, survey finds

7/29/2011
Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains

Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain

7/27/2011
Age-Related Memory Loss May Be Reversible, Animal Study Suggests

Area of brain that weakens may be fired up again with treatment, researchers say

7/20/2011
Experimental Drug Might Help Fight Alzheimer's After All

Certain patients with mild to moderate symptoms may benefit from treatment, study finds

7/19/2011
Two Antidepressants Given to Dementia Patients Ineffective: Study

Zoloft, Remeron upped risk of side effects and failed to improve mental health, researchers say

7/14/2011
Can You Google Your Memory?

Researchers find it's harder to remember when people know info is computer-accessible

7/14/2011
Rat Study Shows How Binge Drinking Harms Memory

Research suggests heavy boozing affects certain receptors on brain cells

7/12/2011
Alzheimer's Brain Protein Scanning Moves Forward

New radioactive tracers for imaging could make technique more widely available

7/11/2011
Parkinson's Patients Still Prescribed Antipsychotics Despite Warning

Six years after FDA cautioned drugs may worsen symptoms, overall prescription number unchanged, study finds

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/22/2011
Clues to Alzheimer's May Reside in Spinal Fluid

Researchers may be able to predict which people with fuzzy thinking will develop the brain disorder

6/17/2011
Scientists Turn Memory On, Off in Rats With Flip of Switch

Discovery might someday benefit patients with brain injuries, researchers say

6/16/2011
New Memory Theory Focuses on Brain-Wave Levels

Those with greater theta-wave activity are better able to remember new words, study finds

6/13/2011
Training via Video Game Shown to Boost Kids' Brain Power

Don't expect similar results from everyday games, researcher says

6/13/2011
Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

6/8/2011
Brain Scans to Spot Alzheimer's May Be Available This Year

But detection remains questionable, expert says, while treatment is still elusive

6/7/2011
Chronic Pot Smoking Affects Brain Chemistry, Scans Show

Damage may be reversible if the drug use stops, researchers say

6/7/2011
Sleep Might Help You Solve Problems Better

Study findings suggest shut-eye lets brain process information

6/6/2011
Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline

But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

5/25/2011
Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Is My Memory Loss Normal?

When forgetfulness isn't just a sign of getting older

5/16/2011
Research Shows Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease Sometimes Missed

Of those with no memory problems, more than half are misdiagnosed

5/16/2011
Binge Drinking Tied to Memory Loss in College Students: Study

But researchers stress it's not clear if there's a direct connection

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/12/2011
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

5/10/2011
Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds

5/6/2011
Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study

But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

4/26/2011
Don't Blame Memory for Trouble Switching Tasks

Study points instead to slowdown in brain's processing speed that comes with aging

4/25/2011
Do IQ Tests Measure More Than Intelligence?

Study finds motivation also plays a big role in the results

4/22/2011
Managing Chemoradiation Side Effects May Prolong Survival

Brain cancer patients without treatment-related memory loss, fatigue gained 4 months, study finds

4/19/2011
Alzheimer's Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert

Although progression to dementia isn't inevitable, mild cognitive impairment now classified as Alzheimer's

4/18/2011
Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors

Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/11/2011
Drug Memantine Ineffective for Mild Alzheimer's, Study Finds

And evidence for its efficacy in moderate Alzheimer's 'meager,' researchers say

4/11/2011
Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study

But the difference in distractability, compared to the young, isn't huge

4/11/2011
Sleep Problems May Linger After Childhood Cancer

Survivors face memory, attention deficits due to fatigue years later, study suggests

4/6/2011
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk

For people with mild cognitive impairment, imaging might yield important clues, researchers say

4/5/2011
Inner Ear Can 'Store' Recent Sounds, Study Finds

Vibrations in the ear continue briefly after a sound has ended, researchers say

3/28/2011
Medical Marijuana Might Slow Thinking Among MS Patients

Study suggests side effects could sometimes outweigh benefits of pain relief

3/14/2011
Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's

People who don't register rapid losses not likely to develop the disease, study suggests

3/9/2011
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study suggests benefits for light to moderate daily drinking

3/7/2011
Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk

But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke

3/3/2011
Study Finds Third of Cancer Patients on Opioids Are Confused

Those taking 400 milligrams or more daily were 75% more likely to suffer cognitive problems

3/3/2011
1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC

Insufficient rest affects health, concentration, experts say

2/25/2011
Seeking Alzheimer's Answers Among Fruit Flies

Research on insects is providing clues to genetic aspects of the disease