Memory Loss

Apps On Your Phone Can Improve Caregiver Mental Health

Those who care for older adults suffering with memory loss and other cognitive impairments can significantly reduce their depression, stress, and anxiety by focusing on what is going on at the moment and engaging in mindfulness therapy, according to...
Related topics: Depression, Stress, Anxiety

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Samsung Boss Lee Jae-yong Convicted And Fined For Drug Abuse

Took Propofol, aka ‘the milk of amnesia’ or 'the drug that killed Michael Jackson' Samsung boss Lee Jae-Yong has been convicted of drug abuse and fined 70 million won (US$60K).…
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Long-term Covid-19 Side-effects May Include Memory Loss, Brain Fog: Research

A recent study found that long-term COVID-19 patients may experience side effects scientists have dubbed "brain fog" months after their diagnosis.Memory loss and other cognitive dysfunctions are often considered part of the brain...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Op-ed: Pandemic Learning Loss Is Real. Schools Must Follow The Science To Make Up For It

After 20 months of interrupted learning, we can't afford to ignore the research showing that teaching facts and emphasizing memory are key to critical thinking.
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Rutgers Neurologist Explores Link Between Covid And 'brain Fog,' Dementia

A new Rutgers study will examine how COVID-19 is affecting individuals in a number of cognitive-related areas, including memory loss, "brain fog," and dementia.
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Hackensack University Medical Center To Participate In Groundbreaking Clinical Trial For...

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center's Center for Memory Loss & Brain Health has started enrollment for a clinical trial for ATH-1017, an investigational medication for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease as of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Clinical Trials, Alzheimer's Disease

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Lyme Disease Upends People's Lives, But Insurance Often Won't Cover The Treatment Of Long-lasting...

Long-term Lyme disease symptoms can be excruciating - paying out-of-pocket for treatment can be just as painful. iStock; Insider Long-lasting symptoms of Lyme disease, from memory loss to chronic pain, can unravel people's lives. Insurance...
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Scientists Reverse Age-related Memory Loss In Mice

Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age.
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Greying Hairs And Generational Amnesia: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web We all experience a phenomenon called “generational amnesia”, where we forget the ways in which previous generations shaped the world. And that makes it harder to...
Related topics: Psychology

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Half Of Young Adults With Covid-19 Have Persistent Symptoms 6 Months After, Study Finds

A new paper describes persistent symptoms six months after acute COVID-19, even in young home isolated people. The most common symptoms were loss of smell and/or taste, fatigue, shortness of breath, impaired concentration, and memory problems.
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Uci-led Meta-analysis Identifies Hypertension Medications That Help Ward Off Memory Loss

Irvine, Calif., June  21, 2021 -- A large-scale meta-analysis led by University of California, Irvine researchers provides the strongest evidence yet of which blood pressure medications help slow memory loss in older adults: those that can travel...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research, Blood Pressure

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Will This Big Decision Knock The Biogen Roller Coaster Off The Tracks?

In 1906, Alois Alzheimer, a German doctor, first described the memory loss and psychological changes associated with the disease later named after him. A century later, it is the fifth leading cause of death among those over age 65. Although a few...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Psychology

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Alzheimer's: Blood Oxygen Levels Could Explain Why Memory Loss Is An Early Symptom

Scientists have recorded blood oxygen levels in the hippocampus and provided experimental proof for why the area, commonly referred to as 'the brain's memory center', is vulnerable to damage and degeneration, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
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Memory Loss, Depression And Brain Fog Are Common In Perimenopause, Experts Say

The Washington Post had a recent health article I wanted to discuss. They quote doctors and women who talk about the very real effects of perimenopause on cognition and mood. As someone in my late 40s going through this, it rang true to me. It was...
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'rejuvenating' The Alzheimer's Brain

Alzheimer's disease is the main cause of dementia and current therapeutic strategies cannot prevent, slow down or cure the pathology. The disease is characterized by memory loss, caused by the degeneration and death of neuronal cells in several...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

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Mild Covid-19 Tends To Yield Few Complications, Danish Study Finds

While the list of known COVID-19 complications includes frightening symptoms such as chronic fatigue, difficulty breathing, memory loss and brain damage, a comprehensive Danish study has given cause of optimism.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Bill Gates Got A Hall Pass?

Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing. He’s asked for privacy, which has launched a cacophony of chortles among the health freedom groups.  Media reports say that he asked for (and got) what is known in the vernacular as a "hall pass."  It's an...
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Gene Therapy In Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model Preserves Learning And Memory

Researchers have used gene therapy to prevent learning and memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, a key step toward eventually testing the approach in humans with the neurodegenerative disease.
Related topics: Genetics, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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When To Refer Patients With New Memory Loss

Asking how memory loss affects daily functioning and whether the patient has other symptoms can help determine whether neuropsychological testing is necessary. Medscape Medical News

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Margaret Atwood On Loss And Memory

The author discusses “Old Babes in the Wood,” her story from the latest issue of the magazine.

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