Top 10 books about amnesia | Alafair Burke
Writers from Julian Barnes to Oliver Sacks and Petina Gappah find some profound truths in what gets lost to memoryI have always been fascinated by the human memory – its capacity, its acuity, its connections to emotions and our basic senses. Somehow the blob of gray gunk in my skull manages to recall everything from the statute of frauds I memorised in law school to the lyrics of pretty much any new wave single released in the 1980s. It’s the reason one wh iff of Ralph Lauren Polo cologne takes me right back to a gropey nightmare in the cab of a pickup truck with the high school quarterback.But despite memory &...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Alafair Burke Tags: Fiction Tana French Julian Barnes Oliver Sacks Books Psychology Memory Culture Science Source Type: news

Sports post-concussion syndrome (PCS) model in Drosophila melanogaster - English EA, Chazot PL.
BACKGROUND: Scientific and societal interest is growing in understanding links between sports concussion and neurodegeneration. When multiple symptoms, such as memory loss, anxiety and headaches, persist after head impact(s), this is defined as post-concus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dementia: Seven 'psychological changes' that are common signs - when to speak with a GP
DEMENTIA can cause a number of changes, and there are a variety of signs to be aware of. Perhaps the most well known sign is memory loss, though there are also a number of changes which can occur in a person's mood and personality. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defining acute traumatic encephalopathy: methods of the "HEAD Injury Serum Markers and Multi-Modalities for Assessing Response to Trauma" (HeadSMART II) study - Peacock WF, Kuehl D, Bazarian J, Singer AJ, Cannon C, Rafique Z, d'Etienne JP, Welch R, Clark C, Diaz-Arrastia R.
Despite an estimated 2.8 million annual ED visits, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a syndromic diagnosis largely based on report of loss of consciousness, post-traumatic amnesia, and/or confusion, without readily available objective diagnostic tests at the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dementia: Five early signs that can appear when socialising - none relate to memory loss
DEMENTIA symptoms are often subtle at first and do not always involve memory loss. For those afflicted with frontotemporal dementia, the early warning signs can spring up when socialising. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Four 'early' symptoms that can show up in middle age - none relate to memory
DEMENTIA is commonly thought of as an older person's affliction but dementia can strike you at middle age too. It may also come as a surprise to hear memory loss is not always the first early warning sign, notes an article published in the BMJ. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transient global amnesia following deliberate self-harm by hanging: case report and review - Prakash J, Ali T, Chaudhury S, Srivastava K.
A 25-year-old female was hospitalized subsequent to an attempt to hang herself. She was unconscious for a few minutes but responded to initial resuscitative measures. Relevant investigations, including X-ray neck, computed tomography scan brain, and electr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

' Memory Perfectionism' Tied to Subjective Post-TBI Memory Loss'Memory Perfectionism' Tied to Subjective Post-TBI Memory Loss
Investigators explore the relationship between memory perfectionism and enduring memory complaints after concussion.First Look (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dementia and Down’s Syndrome: The key link between Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s
NOT EVERYONE with Down's Syndrome develops Alzheimer's, but around 50 percent of people with the disorder develop memory loss in their 50s and 60s. Why are people with Down's Syndrome at an increased risk of dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I don't know why I am in hospital": amnesia in non-fatal hanging - Arafat SMY, Karim AKMB.
There is an extreme dearth of empirical studies assessing the neuropsychiatric outcome of non-fatal hanging that indicates little attention to the area has been paid. We aimed to report the memory disturbances of 14 cases after an immediate non-fatal hangi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Prevalence and Characteristics of Subjective Cognitive Decline Among Unpaid Caregivers Aged ≥45 Years - 22 States, 2015-2019
This report describes cognitive decline among unpaid caregivers aged ≥45 years. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 18, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Caregiver Mental Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Memory Loss Source Type: news

Dementia: Five 'warning' signs in your personality - what is a normal age-related change?
DEMENTIA can cause a number of changes, and there are a variety of signs to be aware of. Perhaps the most well known sign is memory loss, though there are also a number of changes which can occur in a person's mood and personality. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huge Alzheimer's breakthrough as 'spectacular' vaccine REVERSES memory loss
A VACCINE for Alzheimer's has produced "truly spectacular" results in early trials, offering hope that the disease could one day be stopped in its tracks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many People May Be Eating Their Way to Dementia
New research suggests a diet is loaded with pro-inflammatory foods may increase your risk for memory loss, issues with language, problem-solving and other thinking skills as you age. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet: The vegetables you should eat weekly to ward off memory loss for longer
DEMENTIA and diet are commonly linked together, with experts suggesting the food you eat could have major benefits for brain health. There are some vegetables that could prevent memory loss for longer, according to studies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five foods that could boost your brain health and maintain memory - including chocolate
YOUR BRAIN is one of the most important organs in your body and keeping it healthy can be crucial in warding off certain diseases. According to experts, some foods can benefit your brain's overall health and even help to ward off memory loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep related abnormal sexual behaviors: uncommon yet grave! - Gupta R, Kumar N.
Sexual activities during sleep have been reported by some people, often along with the amnesia for the same. Such activities, when involuntary, may arise because of disorders of arousal or may be attributed to sleep related seizures. However, differentiati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Fatigue, migraine, memory loss... How a bump on the head can affect your brain for years
Michelle Parker remembers little of what happened the day her horse, Flash, headbutted her four years ago - but she is still living with the after-effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Why you shouldn't ignore feelings of irrational anger
DEMENTIA is a heartbreaking disease known for its hallmark symptom of memory loss. But it has a selection of other, lesser-known signs that people shouldn't ignore - including anger. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: The popular vitamin supplement that increases Alzheimer's risk - 'avoid'
DEMENTIA is a general term for symptoms associated with progressive brain decline, such as memory loss. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine , you should "avoid" a particular vitamin supplement because it can contribute to your risk of the progressive brain decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B12 deficiency: The peculiar sensation in your hands signalling severe nerve damage
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can lead to a cascade of symptoms if left untreated, ranging from memory loss to confusion. One peculiar sensation in the hands, however, warrants immediate medical help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The food that causes ‘rapid’ brain decline in four weeks - experts issue warning
DEMENTIA is a neurodegenerative disease characterised by a loss of communication between brain cells, which eventually leads to memory loss. Mounting evidence shows lifestyle habits are strong determinants of memory loss, and researchers have now highlighted which food should be avoided at all costs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Researchers warn against food that causes ‘rapid’ mental decline in four weeks
DEMENTIA is a neurodegenerative disease characterised by a loss of communication between brain cells, which eventually leads to memory loss. Mounting evidence shows lifestyle habits are strong determinants of memory loss, and researchers have now highlighted which food should be avoided at all costs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Seven 'psychological changes' that could be signs - when to see a doctor
DEMENTIA can have a range of symptoms. Alongside memory loss people may notice personality changes. There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types, and symptoms vary depending on the cause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Risk Gene Paradoxically Protects Against Memory Loss
A new study links a variant of the apolipoprotein E gene called APOE ?4 to better memory in older age, even in the presence of amyloid plaques —a possible explanation for the variant’s persistence... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Dementia: Early indicators of the brain condition that is not memory loss
LEWY body dementia impacts up to 15 percent of all those with dementia cases, but the condition is often mistaken for another type of dementia that requires a few different treatments. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The symptom that may show up 'many years' before memory loss and other signs
DEMENTIA is a general term for a destructive set of symptoms associated with progressive brain decline. Although most people associate memory loss with the onset of dementia, one symptom may emerge "many years" before the hallmark symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: A 'change in sense of humour' could signal dementia
DEMENTIA isn't just about memory loss and mental sharpness, a change in your sense of humour could be one of the earliest symptoms of dementia. Here's why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's could be stopped or even reversed by putting patients in oxygen chambers, study claims 
A small-scale trial of six older people with memory loss saw their symptoms improve after having regular oxygen treatments, researchers at Tel Aviv University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The condition to manage in your 40s or risk cognitive decline later on - signs
LIFELONG approaches to good health are key to staving off dementia, which affects around 850,000 in the UK. The condition, characterised by confusion and memory loss, can be isolating for its victims. One risk factor that appears in your 40s, could elevate your risk of the condition, if left untreated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The ‘first’ symptom of dementia may not be memory loss - major study finding
DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for a cluster of symptoms associated with progressive brain decline. Although memory loss is the hallmark feature of dementia, research suggests it may not be the "first" symptom you experience. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agitated behaviours following traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence by post-traumatic amnesia status, hospital setting and agitated behaviour type - Phyland R, Ponsford J, Carrier S, Hicks A, McKay A.
Agitation is a common behavioural problem following traumatic brain injury (TBI), however the precise proportion of patients who experience agitation in the early stages of recovery is unknown. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of INVEGA HAFYERA ™(6-month paliperidone palmitate), First and Only Twice-Yearly Treatment for Adults with Schizophrenia
TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 1, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved long-acting atypical antipsychotic INVEGA HAFYERA™ (6-month paliperidone palmitate), the first-and-only twice-yearly injectable for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Before transitioning to INVEGA HAFYERA™, patients must be adequately treated with INVEGA SUSTENNA® (1-month paliperidone palmitate) for at least four months, or INVEGA TRINZA® (3-month paliperidone palmitate) for at least one 3-month injection cycle.1 The FDA a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The Matrix Resurrections': Neo and Trinity Are Back (With Amnesia)
Warner Bros. offered up the first glimpse of the next "Matrix" movie, which has had its title confirmed as "The Matrix Resurrections." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ageing body, memory-loss and suicide in Georgian England - Sbaraini E.
This article examines why older people were particularly prone to suicide in Georgian England, and argues that their suicidality is best understood through the lens of the 'ageing body'. By centring on the experiences of the suicidal, it proposes that suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Duration of post-traumatic amnesia is uniquely associated with memory functioning in chronic moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury - Venkatesan UM, Rabinowitz AR, Wolfert SJ, Hillary FG.
BACKGROUND: Disrupted memory circuitry may contribute to post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is unclear whether duration of PTA (doPTA) uniquely impacts memory functioning in the chronic post-injury stage. OBJECTIVE:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cross-cultural adaptation, translation, and validation of a Spanish version of the Westmead Post-traumatic Amnesia Scale for use following a traumatic brain injury - Walsh HS, Fleming J, Murillo N.
This study aimed to translate and validate the Westmead Post-traumatic Amnesia Scale (WPTAS) into a Spanish ve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study: More than 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients report memory loss, trouble concentrating 8 months later
More than one in 10 people with COVID-19 report memory and concentration problems up to eight months after infection, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global dementia cases forecast to triple by 2050 - the main symptoms to look out for
THERE are believed to be over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today. Symptoms include memory loss, difficulties with thinking and language. Health experts are now calling for global action as dementia cases are predicted to nearly triple by 2050. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: New study suggests a flavonoid-rich diet may reduce your risk - foods to eat
DEMENTIA rates are set to rocket over the coming decades but research into the ways to slow down and stave off brain decline are coming thick and fast. A new study suggests a flavonoid-rich diet can protect against memory loss - a key symptom of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End of Alzheimer's? Scientists REVERSE age-related memory loss in mice
SCIENTISTS have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice in a potentially groundbreaking discovery in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists reverse age-related memory loss in mice
(University of Cambridge) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Membraneless organelles, adolescent brains, and more
Yale scientists explore membraneless organelles, the human brain during adolescence, and a new technique to help understand memory loss in HIV patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

IAN ROSS: After my heart op, my memory was so bad I forgot I'd written a book!
IAN ROSS: My surgeon had warned me some memory loss was possible after open-heart surgery - I just didn't realise quite how extreme it might be. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British-led patient study finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19
Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AR can improve the lives of older adults, so why are apps designed mainly with youngsters in mind?
(University of Bath) Older people affected by memory loss have much to gain from AR technology, yet a study from the University of Bath in the UK exploring the use of augmented reality to support older adults at home finds the user interface is sometimes confusing for those aged 50+. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Statins Cause Brain Fog?
Some people report side effects like brain fog and memory loss with this drug designed to lower cholesterol. Here’s what the research says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Black, Hispanic people in U.S. at high risk for earlier cognitive decline
Racial and ethnic minorities in the United States are more vulnerable to memory loss earlier in life than White people, a study published Wednesday by the journal BMC Public Health found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Is Still Bad —And it Could Get Worse
In many places across the United States, COVID-19 feels over. Unmasked citizens run rampant. New York City is planning an August mega-concert in Central Park. I’m as hopeful as the rest of us, but I think we may be suffering from memory loss. Let’s start from this time last year, when many Americans were exuberantly returning to newly reopened beaches, parks and restaurants after a seemingly eternal three months—three whole months!—of quarantine. Universal observance of safety guidelines was surely going to be sufficient to limit viral spread. We know how that turned out. By mid-June 2020, there wer...
Source: TIME: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Zoom calls stave off memory loss and can protect against dementia
Time spent online with loved ones, via video calls or social media, was directly related to the rate of memory loss over a 15-year period in more than 11,000 Britons aged over 50. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news