Memory Loss

Virus Treatment Restores Youthful Memory In Old Mice And Humans May Be Next

Everyone experiences some memory loss as they get older; it’s a natural consequence of aging. However, many studies have shown that it’s possible to limit this memory loss through things like lifestyle and diet modification. A new study...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Diet, Medical Research

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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.
Related topics: Medical Research

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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...
Related topics: Depression

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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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Middle-aged Persons Who Sleep Six Hours Or Less Have Higher Risk Of Dementia, Study Finds

While not considered a specific disease, dementia is considered a group of conditions that are defined as the impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and limited social skills. The World Health Organization estimates that...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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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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Blood-based Markers Tied To Brain Cell And Memory Loss

(MedPage Today) -- Two proteins in blood -- plasma neurofilament light chain (NfL) and total tau -- were associated with cognition and neuroimaging outcomes, strengthening their potential as blood-based biomarkers of neurodegeneration, a large...
Related topics: Proteins

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Dementia: The One Thing You Can Do To Fight This Disease

Tim Gomersall Health, Dementia drugs don't  prevent the progression of dementia. But false hope can translate into big profits for drugs companies. The Alzheimer’s Society wants people with symptoms such as memory loss and confusion to seek...
Related topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

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Riding The Wave To Memory-forming Genetics

Scientists have identified key genes involved in brain waves that are pivotal for encoding memories. The findings could eventually be used to develop novel therapies for people with memory loss disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms...
Related topics: Genetics, Alzheimer's Disease

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A High-powered Attorney Suffers From Memory Loss And Slips Into A Coma. What's Going On?

Anne was at the peak of success. But when this 50-something started to experience confusion and memory loss, it didn’t take long for everything to come crashing down.
Related topics: Coma

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A Couple Clings To Shared Past Amid A Memory-wiping Pandemic In Little Fish

Olivia Cooke and Jack O'Connell star as a young couple struggling to stay together as a memory-wiping virus spreads unchecked in Little Fish. A young couple fights to hold their relationship together in the midst of pandemic, where a memory loss...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Student Body Slammed By Cop Has Headaches And Memory Loss, Mom Speaks Out

Taylor Bracey, the FL high school student a deputy hurled onto concrete, is suffering serious medical consequences ... according to her mother and her family's attorney, Ben Crump. Jamesha Bracey -- mom of 16-year-old Taylor -- and Crump joined...

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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...
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