MRI shows link between radiation and memory loss in kids
MRI scans have shown how the effects of radiation therapy can reduce the volume...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Soccer ball heading more risky for women than men MRI shows how kids compensate for dyslexia MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

This Oriental medicine protects postmenopausal women from memory decline
(Natural News) Memory loss in postmenopausal women is a serious but underreported condition. This is mainly due to most medical doctors ignoring other factors that may cause a decline in neurocognitive function other than aging. Take note that while memory decline may occur as you get older, it may also be a result from a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise preserves brain cells and prevents memory loss
(Natural News) Exercise has been known to be essential for overall health. In a study carried out by researchers at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, the benefits of exercise on brain health have been emphasized. Researchers found that exercise can help preserve brain cells and prevent loss of memory, cognitive problems, and general problems in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Degenerative eye conditions linked to Alzheimer's in study
Researchers have found a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's disease, offering a way to detect the memory loss condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vascular dementia symptoms: Four common signs of the disease in the early stages
VASCULAR dementia symptoms can differ from person to person but it ’s important to recognise all the different signs - the sooner the disease is diagnosed, the sooner the patient can receive the correct treatment. While memory loss is common in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, it’s not usually the main symptom in the early stages of vascular dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia early signs: Are you at risk? When memory loss is associated with the disease
DEMENTIA signs in the early stages can be difficult to identify, particularly because the disease can affect people differently. Many people may experience memory loss from time to time, but when is a person ’s loss of ability to remember information a symptoms of dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marines may face memory loss and brain from firing rocket launchers
Firing ultra-powerful rocket launchers could leave US Marines with memory loss and brain damage. Two former military men have revealed they struggle with concentration, balance and spatial awareness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find way to unblock aging brain vessels, improve memory
By improving the function of brain vessels, researchers have found a way to control age-related memory loss, including Alzeheimer's disease, in mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental Alzheimer ’ s Drug Stirs Hope After Early Trials
(CNN) — After a series of prominent failures, there’s reason to be hopeful in the search for a drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Results of an early trial of an experimental drug showed that it improved cognition and reduced clinical signs of Alzheimer’s in the brains of study participants, and experts are “cautiously optimistic” that the results will be duplicated in future clinical trials. The drug, an antibody called BAN2401, not only reduced the formulation of new beta amyloid clusters in the brain, it reduced existing clusters by 70% on average, American biotechno...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alzheimer's Disease CNN Source Type: news

New Drug Shows Promise in Early Studies to Treat Alzheimer ’s
There hasn’t been much good news lately on the Alzheimer’s drug front, with a number of companies either abandoning their Alzheimer’s research efforts or stopping studies of experimental medications. Over the summer, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca PLC terminated their development of an experimental treatment when studies failed to show improvement in people with early signs of cognitive impairment. In January, Pfizer closed its neurodegenerative disease research, and a month later, Merck stopped development of its Alzheimer’s drug candidate after disappointing results. But at the annual meeting of the Al...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

New Alzheimer ’ s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results
The drug may be the first to successfully attack both the brain changes and the symptoms of Alzheimer ’ s. Further research will be needed to know if it ’ s truly effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Memory Dementia Eisai Co Ltd Biogen Idec Inc Source Type: news

Worried About Memory Loss? Cut Your Blood Pressure
Aggressively lowering high blood pressure to a goal of 120/80—the definition of normal—may trim the risk of developing the kind of thinking and memory changes that lead to dementia by about 15%, compared with people with higher blood pressures, according to new research presented at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There May Finally Be Something You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Dementia
Most people are familiar with the steps they can take to lower their risk of heart disease and cancer. Choosing your diet carefully, exercising and quitting smoking have all been shown to lower the risk of these diseases. But when it comes to dementia — including dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease — scientists haven’t found many actionable steps that people can take to lower their risk. Genes play a prominent role in who develops dementia, especially Alzheimer’s, and age is also a dominant factor in the degenerative brain disorder, but neither are under human control. Now, in a presentati...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

Head trauma and olfactory function - Howell J, Costanzo RM, Reiter ER.
Olfactory impairment is a well-established sequela of head injury. The presence and degree of olfactory dysfunction is dependent on severity of head trauma, duration of posttraumatic amnesia, injuries obtained, and as more recently established, age. Defici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain discovery could block aging's terrible toll on the mind
(University of Virginia Health System) Aging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer's disease and the decline in cognitive ability that comes with time, new research reveals. By improving the function of the lymphatic vessels, scientists have dramatically enhanced aged mice's ability to learn and improved their memories. The work may provide doctors an entirely new path to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease, age-related memory loss and other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer ’ s, the Math Is Getting Ugly
To find 25,000 participants to enroll in all the approved trials, researchers would have to begin by approaching more than 37 million people with early memory loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials Memory Elderly Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Brain Research Eli Lilly and Company Source Type: news

Radiation from smartphones could trigger memory loss in teenagers, new study reveals
Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute studied nearly 700 adolescents between the ages of  12 and 17 in Switzerland (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale-developed test for Alzheimer ’s disease directly measures synaptic loss
A new method, developed and tested at Yale, directly measures loss of synapses in the area of the brain linked to memory loss. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues
One in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are having thinking problems, like confusion and memory loss, which the CDC says are not a normal part of aging. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synapse-specific plasticity governs the identity of overlapping memory traces
(Japan Science and Technology Agency) Each memory is stored in a specific population of neurons called engram cells. When a memory is linked with another to generate an associative memory, two memory traces overlap. At the same time, individual memories maintain their own identities. Using two overlapping fear memories in mice, researchers show that synapse-specific plasticity guarantees both storage and identity of individual memories. They also show that memory traces no longer exist in the brain after complete retrograde amnesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prospective evaluation of first and last memory reports following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury - Roberts CM, Spitz G, Mundy M, Ponsford JL.
Prospective monitoring of posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) status is recommended following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Use of patients' subjective reports is, however, still common and necessary in some circumstances. It is therefore important to understand h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fermented turmeric prevents memory loss caused by oxidative stress and inflammation
(Natural News) Turmeric is a pretty powerful superfood on its own. As a fermented food product, it gains the power of probiotics as well. A Korean study showed that fermented turmeric can prevent memory loss that stems from oxidative stress and inflammation of key brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the many neurodegenerative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuesday Tips: 10 ways to keep your brain young
What really works to prevent memory loss? Here are some suggestions to boost brain power and keep your mind sharp as you age. Watch:?10 ways to keep your brain young. https://youtu.be/EHDaIJKzARo Journalists: Broadcast-quality video 1:55 is in the downloads. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Prevent memory loss by eating a mediterranean diet
DEMENTIA diets involve eating healthily to help prevent the condition and avoid memory loss. Eating foods found in the mediterranean diet could prevent dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Prevent memory loss by eating the mediterranean diet
DEMENTIA diets involve eating healthily to help prevent the condition and avoid memory loss. Eating foods found in the mediterranean diet could prevent dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you taking these prescription drugs that cause memory loss?
(Natural News) Get your pens out, ladies and gents — we’re describing the three most common prescription drugs that increase the likelihood of memory loss. Memory loss, which is often interpreted as one of the early signs of Alzheimer’s, can actually be a side effect of standard prescription drugs. Worse, most people remain unaware of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research detects brain cell that improves learning
This study, published in Neuron, may have a bearing on the potential for counteracting memory loss in Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep-Related Eating Disorder: Causes, Treatment, and More
Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a parasomnia that links eating disorders to partial arousal during the transition between wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. It is characterized by dysfunctional eating and drinking upon partial arousal from a stage of NREM sleep (also known as slow-wave sleep). As a form of sleepwalking, it entails partial or complete amnesia of the event. According to one study, the estimated prevalence of SRED was nearly 5% in the general population. The disorder is more common than generally recognized, and we can agree it requires more public awareness. This type of connection...
Source: Psych Central - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Evans Tags: Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Neuroscience Sleep Stigma Stress Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Disordered Eating nightmare disorder parasomnia restless leg syndrome Sleep apnea sleep disorder sleep hygiene sleep-related ea Source Type: news

Dementia: You could halt memory loss by eating this food
DEMENTIA could be prevented by making changes to your diet. Eating this aquatic food, which is an essential part of healthy meal plans such as the Mediterranean diet, could help you avoid gradual brain decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia with Lewy bodies symptoms: This sign in your sleep can indicate the disease
DEMENTIA with Lewy bodies is a type of dementia that shares symptoms with both Alzheimer ’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Because of the similarities with these conditions, and because memory loss isn’t as pronounced in the initial stages, dementia with Lewy bodies is harder to diagnose than other forms of the disease. But one of the signs to look out for is in your sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists study the neuroprotective effects of fermented Curcuma longa L. (turmeric)
(Natural News) Korean researchers relayed their findings on the neuroprotective properties of fermented turmeric (Curcuma longa L). Using a mouse model, they showed that pre-treatment with fermented C. longa could mitigate memory impairment caused by scopolamine amnesia, as well as protect brain cells from oxidative stress and inflammation. The study was sponsored and conducted by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother describes agony of raising her adorable six-year-old boy with childhood Alzheimer's  
Carter Sarkar, six, of, Los Angeles, California, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome in May 2016. It is a a rare, genetic condition that causes memory loss and fatal brain damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover new mechanism to explain the spread of Alzheimer's disease
(Springer) Scientists have pinpointed minute exosomes as the main vehicle that allow the spread of toxic proteins that trigger the onset of Alzheimer's Disease across a person's brain network. This finding could help to develop better diagnostic and treatment options for this debilitating brain disease that is characterized by dementia, memory loss, mood swings and being disorientated and is ultimately fatal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging discovered
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) A study led by Lu í sa Lopes, Group Leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular Jo ã o Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and published today in the prestigious journal Molecular Psychiatry, describes a new mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effect of errorless learning on psychotic and affective symptoms, as well as aggression and apathy in patients with Korsakoff's syndrome in long-term care facilities - Rensen YCM, Egger JIM, Westhoff J, Walvoort SJW, Kessels RPC.
Objectives:Errorless learning is a promising rehabilitation principle for learning tasks in patients with amnesia, including patients with Korsakoff's syndrome. Errorless learning might possibly also contribute to decreases in behavioral and psychiatric pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What is the Prevalence of Somnambulism?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Don't panic about forgetting things! Memory loss can be GOOD for our brains, study says
Don't worry so much about forgetting pieces of information, because each time you do and (eventually) remember it, the memory actually becomes stronger, UCLA researchers discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Drinking regularly could cause memory loss
DEMENTIA describes damage to the brain ’s nerve cells. It is caused by both factors we cannot control, such as ageing and family history of the condition, and factors we can such as heart health and smoking. Drinking alcohol heavily may increase your risk of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synapse-specific representation of the identity of overlapping memory engrams
Memories are integrated into interconnected networks; nevertheless, each memory has its own identity. How the brain defines specific memory identity out of intermingled memories stored in a shared cell ensemble has remained elusive. We found that after complete retrograde amnesia of auditory fear conditioning in mice, optogenetic stimulation of the auditory inputs to the lateral amygdala failed to induce memory recall, implying that the memory engram no longer existed in that circuit. Complete amnesia of a given fear memory did not affect another linked fear memory encoded in the shared ensemble. Optogenetic potentiation o...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Abdou, K., Shehata, M., Choko, K., Nishizono, H., Matsuo, M., Muramatsu, S.-i., Inokuchi, K. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Scientists find existing asthma drug can reverse memory loss in mice
Temple University experts claimed their findings on the drug zileuton open up a potential new route to stop the aggressive progression of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease and Dementia are two entirely different things
(Natural News) Many of us still interchange Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It can be a little confusing, especially since they’re both related to memory loss and the deterioration of our cognitive abilities, but this can be easily remedied with a short explanation. In essence, dementia is an overall term used to categorize a group of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

fMRI studies may need more subjects
Functional MRI (fMRI) studies with sample sizes of 30 or so subjects may not...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Noncontrast fMRI protocol might detect vascular disorders fMRI shows a good word might tame psychosis fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Millions suffer blackouts every week because of binge-drinking
MILLIONS of Britons endure blackouts or memory loss on a weekly basis because of binge-drinking, according to research. A survey found five per cent of the population drink so much alcohol they cannot remember where they were or how they got home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - the perfect amount of sleep you need every night to prevent brain decline
DEMENTIA symptoms affect about 850,000 people in the UK, and signs include memory loss, confusion, and difficulty following a conversation. But, you could lower your risk of brain function decline by getting the perfect amount of sleep, scientists revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noncontrast fMRI protocol might detect vascular disorders
Researchers at Purdue University are developing a technique based on functional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows a good word might tame psychosis fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news