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

Kenya: Blindness, Memory Loss Risk for Diabetic Covid Patients
[Nation] Diabetic patients who got severely ill from Covid-19 and have recovered, or are infected with the virus, are at a higher risk of an infection that can lead to blindness and memory loss. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's: Blood oxygen levels could explain why memory loss is an early symptom
(University of Sussex) Scientists from the University of Sussex have recorded blood oxygen levels in the hippocampus and provided experimental proof for why the area, commonly referred to as 'the brain's memory centre', is vulnerable to damage and degeneration, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Rejuvenating' the Alzheimer's brain
(Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - KNAW) 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 regions of the brain, including the hippocampus. Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have identified a small molecule that can be used to rejuvenate the brain and counteract the memory loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: The ‘most obvious’ sign of vascular dementia that isn’t memory loss
DEMENTIA can develop following a number of mini strokes, a full-blown stroke, or damaged blood vessels in the brain; this is known as vascular dementia. However, not everyone with a stroke will develop the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain's memory center stays active during 'infantile amnesia'
(Yale University) A new brain imaging study by Yale scientists shows that infants as young as three months are already enlisting the hippocampus to recognize and learn patterns. The findings were published May 21 in the journal Current Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As menopause approaches, some women suffer ‘brain fog’ and memory loss. What’s causing these problems?
More research is needed into how long — and why — these symptoms last, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Alzheimer's study: A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) Alzheimer's disease is caused by protein deposits in the brain and the rapid loss of brain matter. But a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, vegetables and olive oil might protect the brain from these disease triggers. Experts from the DZNE report on this in a recent study. Their findings are published in the May 5, 2021 online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet may prevent memory loss and dementia
Traditional Mediterranean foods may lower dementia risk by interfering with the buildup proteins into the plaques and tangles that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

When to Refer Patients With New Memory Loss 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 (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

"I still don't know what happened, complete blackout": a content analysis of Tweets referencing alcohol-induced amnesia - Ward RM, Riordan BC, Merrill JE.
We examined publically available Tweets that re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mysterious new brain disease being investigated in Canada... symptoms include visual hallucinations and memory loss
(Natural News) Health officials in Canada are struggling to figure out the cause of a new, mysterious brain disease that has affected more than 40 people in the country’s southeast. In early March, Canadian officials began alerting doctors and provincial health officials in New Brunswick to tell them that federal health authorities were monitoring a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In new research, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found for the first time that disruptions to a particular protein called Akt can lead to the brain changes characteristic of bipolar disorder. The results offer a foundation for research into treating the often-overlooked cognitive impairments of bipolar disorder, such as memory loss, and add to a growing understanding of how the biochemistry of the brain affects health and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian medicine
Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of 43 patients in Acadian region of New Brunswick provinceDoctors in Canada are concerned they could be dealing with a previously unknown brain disease amid a string of cases involving memory loss, hallucinations and muscle atrophy.Politicians in the province of New Brunswick have demanded answers, but with so few cases, experts say there are far more questions than answers and have urged the public not to panic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leyland Cecco in Toronto Tags: Canada Neuroscience World news Medical research Americas Health Source Type: news

Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian doctors
Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of 43 patients in Acadian region of New Brunswick provinceDoctors in Canada are concerned they could be dealing with a previously unknown brain disease amid a string of cases involving memory loss, hallucinations and muscle atrophy.Politicians in the province of New Brunswick have demanded answers, but with so few cases, experts say there are far more questions than answers and have urged the public not to panic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leyland Cecco in Toronto Tags: Canada Neuroscience World news Medical research Americas Health Source Type: news

Associations between memory loss and trauma in US asylum seekers: a retrospective review of medico-legal affidavits - Saadi A, Hampton K, de Assis MV, Mishori R, Habbach H, Haar RJ.
BACKGROUND: The U.S. immigration system mandates that persons seeking asylum prove their persecution claim is credible and their fear of returning home is well-founded. However, this population represents a highly trauma-exposed group, with neuropsychiatri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Year Into the Pandemic, Long COVID Is Still Burdening Patients —and Their Caregivers
When Ghenya Grondin starts rattling off the symptoms she still experiences a year after getting sick with what she believes was COVID-19, she has to pause to consult a list she keeps on her phone for occasions like this one. Exhaustion. Fevers. Headaches. Body aches. Chest pain and shortness of breath. Nausea and gastrointestinal problems. Dry eyes. Brain fog and memory loss—hence her need for a digital list, which goes on and on. While Grondin’s physical symptoms are bad enough to keep her mostly homebound and unable to do her work as a postpartum doula, the constant mental fogginess has hit her hard emotional...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Francesca Trianni Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Riding the wave to memory-forming genetics
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern scientists have identified key genes involved in brain waves that are pivotal for encoding memories. The findings, published online this week in Nature Neuroscience, could eventually be used to develop novel therapies for people with memory loss disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Mixing brain, nervous system-related drugs risky for dementia patients
Older adults who take three or more drugs that act on their central nervous system could accelerate memory loss and declines in thinking ability as a result, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of falls and fractures in Alzheimer's patients compared to general population - Dev K, Javed A, Bai P, Murlidhar, Memon S, Alam O, Batool Z.
Introduction Alzheimer's disease (AD), found in the aging elderly population, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to worsening memory loss and cognitive impairment. Falls and fractures are common in the overall elderly population. Hence,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

David Attenborough health latest: Star recalls 'running into problems' with memory loss
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, 94, is back on our screens for the BBC series David Attenborough's Life In Colour. The environmental natural historian shows no signs of slowing down but he has spoken about encountering memory loss problems while filming in a recent interview. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research finds exercise may help slow memory loss for people living with Alzheimer's dementia
(IOS Press) Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer's dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Winter Storm Delays Cancer Treatment Across U.S.
Severe winter storms have affected multiple central U.S. states with power outages and water supply disruptions. State officials in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi say restoring power to everyone could still take several days. Over the past week, problems with state infrastructure left millions of residents across Texas and Oklahoma without heat and potable water. Dr. Raja Flores, a thoracic surgeon at Mount Sinai Cancer Center in New York, says the weather has also affected cancer patients in his area. “With the storm, many services are not available,” Dr. Flores told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

1 in 4 seniors in New Brunswick take sleeping pills. A new study is offering an alternative
New Brunswick has the highest rate of sleeping pill use among seniors in Canada, with one in four taking them regularly. The medication can lead to dependence and side-effects like memory loss and unsteadiness, so a new study is offering an alternative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

1 in 4 seniors in New Brunswick takes sleeping pills. A new study is offering an alternative
New Brunswick has the highest rate of sleeping pill use among seniors in Canada, with one in four taking them regularly. The medication can lead to dependence and side-effects like memory loss and unsteadiness, so a new study is offering an alternative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Irish president attacks 'feigned amnesia' over British imperialism
Michael D Higgins accuses academics and journalists of turning blind eye to impact of colonialism (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid
(Natural News) Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that’s crucial for digestion and energy creation. Many people take ALA supplements to help with inflammation, memory loss, aging skin and many other medical conditions. ALA is also gaining popularity among people with diabetes. Several studies suggest it can lower blood sugar levels and prevent diabetic neuropathy – a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory Loss
Title: Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 14, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news