Memory Loss

A Prizewinning Novelist, A Bad Concussion And Loss Of Memory During The Coronavirus Pandemic

After a bad fall, Chimamanda Adichie couldn’t remember things. The hospital staff seemed harried or somewhat indifferent — and she worried, would her brain recover?

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How Covid-19 Might Increase Risk Of Memory Loss And Cognitive Decline

Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
Related topics: Stroke

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States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes memory loss and impairs speech, behavior, and cognitive functions. The most common risk factor for the disease is age. The vast...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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New Molecule Reverses Alzheimer's-like Memory Decline

A drug candidate previously shown to slow aging in brain cells, successfully reversed memory loss in a mouse model of inherited Alzheimer's disease. The new research also revealed that the drug, CMS121, works by changing how brain cells metabolize...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Memory Loss Reversed Or Abated In Those With Cognitive Decline

Researchers sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer's disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in individuals experiencing cognitive decline. Findings...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Brain Network Mechanism Causing Spatial Memory Impairment Revealed

Patients with Alzheimer's disease frequently suffer from spatial memory loss, such as no recognition of where they are, and forgetting where they put their belongings. They often show a wandering symptom, which is also a feature of spatial memory...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Research Shows Regular Marijuana Use Impacts Memory. Or Does It?

Ian Hamilton, Elizabeth Hughes Health, THC and CBD, both cannabis compounds, have very different effects on the brain. Cannabis use has long been associated with memory loss. But until now, this notion was largely anecdotal. As researchers begin...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Early-life Education Improves Memory In Old Age -- Especially For Women

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Worry, Haste, Retail Therapy: What Have We Bought And Why?

Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to shopping during the pandemic that can be summed up thusly: rubber chickens.Melissa Jean Footlick bought some while sheltering at home in San...

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Resolving Inflammation Could It Prevent Memory Loss In Down Syndrome And Alzheimer’s

Individuals with Down syndrome are at a much greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with inflammation of the brain starting early in life and the risk of Alzheimer’s reaching nearly 80% by the age of 60. The root cause of...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Memory Games: Eating Well To Remember

A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? Researchers have found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Those Under The Influence Of Marijuana Suffer From Memory Loss, False Scenarios, Study Shows

To study how smoking marijuana can affect testimonies in crime investigations, scientists gave cannabis and a placebo to two groups of adults and provided them with VR-headsets to watch how they commit or witness a crime.
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking, Placebo

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The Experiments Revealing How Marijuana Could Treat Dementia

Slightly stoned mice show marijuana may fight age-related memory loss.
Related topics: Dementia

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Jeff Probst Reveals He Had Transient Global Amnesia (video)

Jeff Probst is opening up about his health. The Survivor host revealed his diagnosis while recalling a story on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday (February 4). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jeff Probst During his appearance, he explained...
Related topics: Health Videos, Health Photos

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Hiv Triggers Immune System 'amnesia' To Smallpox: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- HIV infection causes a loss of immunity to smallpox, even in people who were vaccinated as kids and are taking antiretroviral drugs to restore their immune system, a new study finds. Such "HIV-associated immune amnesia"...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Smallpox, Medical Research

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Bolsonaro Claims He Suffered 'partial Memory Loss' After Slipping And Falling In Bathroom

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a hospital in Brasilia for a brain scan on 23 December after falling in the presidential residence's bathroom.

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Several ‘brain-boosting’ Supplements Found To Contain Dangerous Drug

REUTERS/Shannon StapletonThis study’s findings are a reminder of the potential dangers facing the 50 percent or so of American adults who use dietary supplements.Several dietary supplements that claim to boost brainpower and protect against memory...
Related topics: Reuters, Medical Research

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Statins And Memory Loss: Still No Evidence Of Risk

]]>(MedPage Today) -- In 2017, I wrote a post concluding that there was no scientific evidence for cognitive side effects of the widely-utilized statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Despite this, a common concern of my patients when we discuss...
Related topics: Cholesterol

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Icu Survivors Commonly Experience Job Loss After Critical Illness, Study Confirms

National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Evidence Again Shows Measles Leads To Immune Amnesia

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Michael J. Mina, Tomasz Kula, et al.; Eva Frederick; Velislava N. Petrova, Bevan Sawatsky, et al.; Duane R. Wesemann Target Audience and Goal Statement: Infectious disease specialists, hematologists,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hematology

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