Tag: Memory Loss

Stress Hormone Linked To Brain Shrinkage And Poorer Memory: Study

How badly can stress affect the brain? A new study found that higher levels of stress hormones in the brain may lead to poorer memory and brain shrinkage.

Neuroscience October 26, 2018

Astronauts To Mars May Protect Themselves From Cosmic Radiation Effects Like Memory Loss By Taking Drug

Astronauts in deep space missions may suffer from memory loss due to their exposure to cosmic radiation. Scientists, however, have identified a drug that will prevent the astronauts from experiencing impaired memory functions.

Space May 23, 2018

Eating Dark Chocolate Has Powerful Health Benefits, Including Memory Improvement And Immunity Boost

A new study has found that the consumption of dark chocolate can help boost a person's memory. The study further said that it can make immunity levels increase and stress levels decrease.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2018

82 Year-Old Woman Suffering From Dementia Reportedly Regains Her Memory By Sticking To This Diet

An elderly woman and her son created a new diet regimen that helped regain her memory. The woman, 82, was suffering from dementia which she was diagnosed with in 2016.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Researchers Propose New Way Of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Without Relying On Patient Behavior

More people could be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease once a new research framework is put into practice. Scientists propose that Alzheimer’s diagnosis should be based solely on brain tests and not on behavior.

Public Health April 16, 2018

Sitting Too Much Linked To Memory Problems And Higher Dementia Risk

Researchers discovered that sitting too much may be linked to memory problems due to changes in a part of the brain. The effect is considered a predecessor for dementia, along with other significant signs of cognitive decline.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2018

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help You Be Less Forgetful, New Study Suggests

A group of researchers conducted a study whose results suggest that sending electric impulses to the brain may help boost memory in people with epilepsy. But what about other brain conditions?

Neuroscience February 7, 2018

This New Biomarker Can Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease In Patients

Researchers found an enzyme located near the brain that can be correlated with both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes. According to the research, the higher the level of the protein, the more likely the person to develop these affections.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Menstrual Pain Reliever Drug Mefenamic Acid Shows Promise As Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Additional studies are still needed to determine the drug's effectiveness and side effects in patients with dementia.

Medicine August 12, 2016

Memory Lapses Should Prompt Screening For Alzheimer's Disease

Do you often find yourself forgetting the names of your family members or close friends? Do you often fail to recall where you placed your car keys? The FDA suggests that certain types of memory lapses should prompt screening for Alzheimer's disease.

Public Health July 4, 2016

Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer's Disease Reversible: Here's Why New Broad-Based Treatment Worked

Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?

Neuroscience June 19, 2016

Personalized Combo Therapy Reverses Memory Loss From Alzheimer's Disease

A 36-point personalized treatment for Alzheimer's reversed memory loss and sustained improvements in a small study. This gives hope that the condition marked by cognitive decline can be prevented and cured.

Neuroscience June 17, 2016

Yoga, Meditation May Benefit Older Adults With Memory Problems

Yoga and meditation can bring you more than just inner peace and a svelte body. A new study found that it can help older adults with memory problems too.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2016

Alzheimer's Patients May Recover Lost Memories: MIT Study

People with early Alzheimer's disease may still recover lost memories, a new MIT study has found. Scientists said memories are not certainly lost, it is just a matter of accessing it once again.

Life March 17, 2016

Long-Term Stress May Cause Immune-Activated Memory Loss

A mice study has found that chronic, long-term stress can lead to brain inflammation and short-term memory loss. The new findings can lead to new immune-based treatments.

Life March 7, 2016

Study Finds No Link Between Anesthesia After Age 40 And Cognitive Impairment

Surgical anesthesia is not seen as causing any mild cognitive impairment later in life, even in patients 40 years of age and older, researchers say. A Mayo Clinic study followed 1,700 people aged 70 to 89, all of whom had undergone at least one surgery.

Life January 22, 2016

Animals Possess Independent Working Memory Systems, Study Confirms

Rats are found to have two independent 'working memory' resources, a discovery that can greatly improve Alzheimer's disease research. The study proponents argue that targeting the right types of memory in research is highly crucial to treating the disease.

Life January 16, 2016

Two-Thirds Of Dementia Patients Feel Isolated: How To Help People With Alzheimer's

A report by the UK-based advocacy group Alzheimer's Society has found that many people who suffer from dementia are no longer able to remain socially active as a consequence of their condition. Researchers have suggested that loved ones should visit and interact with these individuals more often to help ease their concern.

Life January 5, 2016

Taurine-Like Chemical Clears Alzheimer's Plaque In Mice

Korean researchers found taurine-like EPPS chemical dissolved amyloid buildup in mice brains engineered to mimic Alzheimer's symptoms. Non-toxic and water soluble, the EPPS chemical can break down amyloid clusters that can be cleared easily.

Life December 10, 2015

Chinese Medicine To Be Trialed As Dementia Cure

Dementia patients in Australia are set to take part in a large scale clinical trial of a new herbal medicine known as Sailuotong. The drug, which contains a combination of saffron, ginkgo and ginseng, has been found to help improve blood flow to the brain and retard memory loss typically associated with dementia.

Life December 1, 2015

Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Anti-Aging Effects

A breakthrough medication known as J147 has been shown to be beneficial to Alzheimer's disease sufferers, according to a new study by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The new drug was able to retard the effects of the brain disorder in mice and even boost their overall brain health.

Life November 15, 2015

Computer Game May Help Older Adults Fend Off Memory Loss

Digital board game helps older adults with memory loss in tasks needed for successful independent living, researchers say. The kind of memory that weakens with age can be improved with Virtual Week computer game.

Life November 2, 2015

Remember This:One-Third Of Babies Born In 2015 Will Develop Dementia In Their Lifetime

Alzheimer’s Research UK warned the public of an impending crisis in national health that calls for long-term sustainable research funding.

Life September 22, 2015

Dementia Preceded By Diminishing Awareness Of Memory Loss: Study

According to research, the lack of awareness that memory loss is occurring can be one of the warning signs of dementia as it precedes the disease’s development by a couple of years.

Life August 27, 2015

Study Separates Pros And Cons Of Medical Marijuana Use

Scientists have come up with a method for separating the two properties of cannabis. It could reduce unwanted effects such as memory loss albeit it does not change some of the beneficial effects of the chemical.

Life July 10, 2015

Trans Fat May Hurt More Than Your Waistline: Study Links It To Memory Loss

Men age 45 and younger with high levels of trans fat in their diets do worse in memory tests than men who consume less, researchers find. The finding comes just as the FDA moves to have trans fats taken out of our foods.

Life June 18, 2015

More Reasons To Love Coffee: Caffeine Helps With Stress Management, Prevents Depression And Memory Loss

An international team of scientists from Portugal, Brazil and the United States have found that caffeine can help keep the brain relaxed and prevent it from suffering mental issues such as memory loss and depression.

Life June 9, 2015

Scientists Cure Mice Of Retrograde Amnesia With Blue Light: Humans Next?

A study suggests that memories considered forever gone may still be intact, locked in our brains, and may be retrievable. The work on mice could have human applications in cases of retrograde amnesia, researchers say.

June 1, 2015

A Healthy Diet Could Protect Our Brains From Dementia

A Mediterranean diet may lessen the risk of memory loss and cognitive decline as we age. A new study found that eating fruits, veggies, and fish has a beneficial long-term effect on the brain.

Life May 7, 2015

As They Age, Men Suffer From Memory Loss Faster Than Women: Study

People begin to experience memory lapses when they turn 30 years old. Men, however, are more likely to suffer from failing memory than women, a new study claims.

Life March 18, 2015

Eye Tracking Technology Could Be Used to Diagnose Concussions Better

A new eye tracking technology can effectively detect the severity of concussions. CT scan of the brain may or may not show the damage to the brain following a head injury.

Life January 30, 2015

Sleep Well While You Are Young If You Want a Sharp Memory Later in Life

A new study suggests that sleeping soundly when you are young may help preserve your cognitive abilities when you are older. Moreover, once we reach middle age, taking afternoon naps can also help improve one's memory and guard it against deterioration.

Life January 25, 2015

New Genes Found to Factor in Long-Term Memory

Scientists identify some genes involved in the formation of long-term memories. Finding may help discover why loss of long-term memories often occurs in old age, researchers say.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2015

Depression Triggers Short-term Memory Loss, Says New Study

Depressive thoughts can result in short-term memory loss in people. Depression costs about $83 billion to the U.S. government.

Life January 9, 2015

Lost Memory May Potentially Be Restored: Hope for Alzheimer's Patients?

Research into where and how memories are stored in the the brain suggests memories lost to diseases like Alzheimer's might be recovered. It comes down to neurons and synapses, study finds.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2014

Memory Lapses May Indicate Higher Stroke Risk Among Highly Educated: Study

A study reveals that people with higher education that are suffering from memory issues are exposed to a higher risk of stroke, as the brain's ability to ward off damage could have already eroded.

Life December 12, 2014

Trans Fat is Bad for Your Waistline ... and Memory Too

Research suggests too much trans fat in a person's diet can reduce one's memory while pumping up one's weight. Trans fat may be causing cell damage in the body.

Life November 28, 2014

Sleep apnea affects memory: Video games prove it

Sleep apnea can diminish spatial memory formation by disruption REM sleep, researchers find. Study uses video game performance to gauge memory problems.

Life October 29, 2014

A scientific reason for eating more chocolate

Researchers from Columbia University found that cocoa flavanols, which are a component of chocolate, could reverse the loss of memory linked to old age.

Internet Culture October 27, 2014

Natural compound in cocoa may stem memory loss in elderly

Older adults who were placed on a high cocoa flavanol diet exhibited significant improvements in their memory compared with their counterparts who were assigned low-flavanol diet. Flavanol is naturally found in cocoa, tea leaves and some fruits and vegetables.

Life October 26, 2014

New protein may play a part in Alzheimer's disease, claims new research

Researchers are studying a new protein, TDP-43, that may be damaging cells needed to avoid memory loss and keep cognitive aptitude normal. But learning about the protein will not be easy or quick, say scientists.

Life July 16, 2014

DARPA working on brain chip that can restore memory

DARPA, LNLL, UCLA and Penn scientists are working together to develop a brain implant that will treat patients, especially veterans, with memory loss conditions.

Life July 10, 2014

Researchers identify 10 key proteins that can predict Alzheimer's diagnosis

Scientists in Britain have narrowed down a set of proteins to 10 key identifiers for onset of Alzheimer's within a year, yielding 87% accuracy. The study requires further validation, but may pave way for a simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's in those with minor memory loss.

Life July 8, 2014

Scientists honored with 2014 Kavli Prizes for works on cosmic inflation, nano-optics, and neuroscience

The biennial Kavli Prizes will go to nine scientists who are working on the theory of cosmic inflation, specialized memory networks in the brain and advanced nano-optics, noted for works on cosmic inflation, nano-optics, and neuroscience.

May 31, 2014

Heavy drinking increases memory loss risk in middle-aged men

A new study suggests that middle-aged men who drink more than two and a half or more alcoholic beverages a day, are likely to show more signs of cognitive decline than men who are light drinkers.

Life January 19, 2014

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