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Lipids and Lipid-Lowering Medications and Cognitive Function Lipids and Lipid-Lowering Medications and Cognitive Function
What's the evidence supporting the FDA warning regarding cognitive impairment such as memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, and confusion associated with statin use?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss
Use of hearing aids tied to better episodic memory scores in longitudinal study (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, ENT, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Asri Maharani, Ph.D., from the University of Manchester in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Alzheimer's definition relies on imaging biomarkers
New research guidelines for classifying whether individuals have Alzheimer's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection How do seniors react to amyloid-PET results? MRI technique locates areas of cognitive impairment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency - five reasons you should add supplements to your diet
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include joint pain, difficulty breathing and feeling constantly tired. You should take vitamin B12 supplements to boost energy levels and prevent memory loss - these are the top benefits of taking the capsules. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia signs: Remember to do this when communicating with someone with the disease
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and mood changes. When a family member or someone close to you is diagnosed with the disease it is always difficult to know what to do or how to approach the situation. But there are certain things you can do to help facilitate a conversation, including using eye contact. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s diagnosis revised – bodily changes important not symptoms
ALZHEIMER ’S researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New way of defining Alzheimer ’s aims to spot it sooner
Proposal would base diagnosis on on biological signs such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner
Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers propose new Alzheimer's definition based on biology
(Reuters) - Alzheimer's researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Early 'chemobrain' intervention needed for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
(National University of Singapore) More support is needed to help breast cancer patients and survivors manage 'chemobrain' symptoms, such as memory loss, short attention span and mental confusion, according to a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective criteria like brain scans to pick patients for studies and enroll them sooner in the course of their illness, when treatments may have more chance to help. But it's too soon to use these scans and other tests in routine care, because they haven't been validated for that yet, experts stress. For now, doctors will still rely on the tools the...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective criteria like brain scans to pick patients for studies and enroll them sooner in the course of their illness, when treatments may have more chance to help. But it's too soon to use these scans and other tests in routine care, because they haven't been validated for that yet, experts stress. For now, doctors will still rely on the tools the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Blood test can detect Alzheimer's years before symptoms
Researchers in Germany have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's that detects the disease several years before symptoms, including memory loss. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause memory loss or depression: How to check your levels
SYMPTOMS of a vitamin B12 deficiency can be serious, including disturbed vision, memory loss, depression and problems with balance. Here ’s how to find out if you’re lacking in the essential vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI shows how life events can age the brain
With the help of MRI, researchers from the University of California, San Diego...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults Dataset of MR stroke images could advance treatment DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline MRI links function of brain networks to IQ (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New blood test useful to detect people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
(EMBO) Alzheimer's disease is thought to begin long before patients show typical symptoms like memory loss. Scientists have now developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease and found that it can detect early indicators of the disease long before the first symptoms appear in patients. The blood test would thus offer an opportunity to identify those at risk and may thereby open the door to new avenues in drug discovery. The research is published today in EMBO Molecular Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's
Do you catch yourself yawning during the day and yearning for an afternoon nap? You could be at more risk for Alzheimer's disease. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology?found a potential link between excessive daytime sleepiness and the memory loss disease. Researchers took a look at imaging scans of the brains of several hundred [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DARPA is developing a human memory prosthesis: Here ’s how
[DARPA image from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center]The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has successfully created what it is calling a human memory prosthesis, a system with electrodes implanted in the brain that restores memory function using a person’s own neural codes. DARPA has been working on restoring normal memory function in military personnel since 2013 in a program known as Restoring Active Memory (RAM). They’re getting real-world results in actual patients. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California implemented a proof-of-concept sy...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Neurological Prosthetics Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Alzheimer's disease DARPA memory loss prosthesis University of Southern California Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Source Type: news

NIAAA Spectrum: Blackouts —Drowning Memories With Alcohol
Alcohol-induced memory loss for events that transpired while intoxicated —also known as a blackout —has achieved pop culture notoriety in recent years through social media and other outlets, especially among young adults. Given the focus on blackouts, a sober look at this all too common but dangerous consequence of alcohol misuse is in order.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - April 3, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s: This over-the-counter painkiller could prevent onset of disease
IBUPROFEN has the power to prevent the onset of Alzheimer ’s, scientists claim. They say the cheap over-the-counter tablets dampen inflammation in the brain caused by a build up of rogue proteins that trigger memory loss and confusion. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - five natural things you can do right now to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, confusion and swift mood changes. But, you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease in later life by following these five lifestyle tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - five natural things you can do now to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, confusion and swift mood changes. But, you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease in later life by following these five lifestyle tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy can boost brain and stop memory loss
A seven-year US study has found women who take HRT experience fewer age-related changes to the brain and fewer of them had an accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help for Those with Alzheimer ’ s or Related Dementia
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.5 million Americans are now living with the disease, and it is estimated that 16 million people will be living with Alzheimer’s by the year 2050. While deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14% since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%. It is also interesting to note that 35% of caregivers (family and friends) of Alzheimer’s or other dementia patients report that their own health has declined compared to 19% of caregivers of older people with no dementia. Clearly, we have a crisis on our hands — not just fo...
Source: Psych Central - March 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Disabilities Memory and Perception Neuroscience Alzheimer's disease Dementia Memory Loss Source Type: news

OJ Simpson suspects he has football-linked brain disease CTE
Simpson described his 'scary' memory loss symptoms. He only suffered two concussions at the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers - the same amount as CTE sufferer Aaron Hernandez. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OJ Simpson, 70, suspects he has football-linked brain disease CTE
Simpson described his 'scary' memory loss symptoms. He only suffered two concussions at the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers - the same amount as CTE sufferer Aaron Hernandez. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning - doing this much exercise every week could prevent Alzheimer’s
DEMENTIA symptoms affects about 850,000 people in the UK, and they can include memory loss, confusion, and difficulty following a conversation. You could lower your risk or prevent Alzheimer ’s disease by doing exercise every week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activities of daily living retraining and goal attainment during posttraumatic amnesia - Trevena-Peters J, McKay A, Ponsford J.
This study used goal attainment scaling (GAS) to assess gains in activities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults
Functional MRI (fMRI) offers clues as to which memory lapses in older adults...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adult brains do not grow new neurons
Discovery could change treatments for memory loss diseases. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brain imaging shows memory loss differs by age
High-resolution brain imaging can be used to show memory proficiency between older and younger adults, according to University of California researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology distinguishes between memory loss and Alzheimer's
Researchers from  the University of California, Irvine, found brain scans taken while people perform memory tests suggest Alzheimer's sufferers have a loss of signalling in a specific brain region. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: Brain imaging technology provides new clues about memory loss
STATE-of-the-art brain imaging technology has provided new clues about memory loss in older people that may help to diagnose dementia earlier. Currently there are no good ways to determine which memory lapses are normal parts of ageing and which may signal the early stages of a severe disorder such as Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - three of the BEST exercises to reduce symptoms
DEMENTIA symptoms can include memory loss and mood changes, and affects about 850,000 people in the UK. But these three exercises could help to relieve some of the signs of latter stage dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-resolution brain imaging provides clues about memory loss in older adults
(Cell Press) As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience 'senior moments.' But currently, it's difficult to determine which memory lapses are normal parts of aging and which may signal the early stages of a severe disorder like Alzheimer's disease. In a study appearing March 7 in the journal Neuron, researchers report that high-resolution functional brain imaging can be used to show some of the underlying causes for memory proficiency differences between older and younger adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-resolution brain imaging provides clues about memory loss in older adults
(University of California - Irvine) As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience 'senior moments,' in which we forget where we parked our car or call our children by the wrong names. And we may wonder: Are these memory lapses a normal part of aging, or do they signal the early stages of a severe disorder such as Alzheimer's disease? Currently, there's no good way to tell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dementia - FIVE conditions with similar signs to Alzheimer’s - how to tell the difference
DEMENTIA symptoms affect about 850,000 people in the UK, and can include memory loss and confusion. But, some other health conditions may be causing symptoms that are similar to Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet - avoid these five foods to PREVENT Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA symptoms can include memory loss and confusion. But, cutting out these foods from your diet could lower your risk of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory Loss
Title: Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory Loss
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 -- By looking deeply into your eyes, doctors might be able to predict your future risk for dementia and memory loss. Unhealthy changes to the blood vessels of the retina could mirror changes taking place in the brain's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hearing problems could be a warning sign for memory loss
Researchers at the University of Bari in Italy looked at more than 1,600 people with an average age of 75 to determine the link between hearing and memory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions
Interventional radiologists write relatively few prescriptions for their patients,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ohio doctors indicted for unnecessary imaging tests Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic Steps to safer sedation during interventional radiology CDC: MRI helps identify cluster of amnesia in Mass. Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

"Superagers" give clues to improving memory
Scientists are taking a new approach to tackling memory loss in older adults (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp
With youthful brains in old bodies, superagers may help scientists uncover secrets of preventing memory loss (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Superagers' brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age
Scientists are peering into the brains of "superagers" in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Failure to Recognize Memory Loss Predicts Alzheimer's Conversion Failure to Recognize Memory Loss Predicts Alzheimer's Conversion
Lack of awareness of cognitive decline in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment is linked to the Alzheimer's disease biomarkers amyloid and tau, and with fast disease progression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues
(Aalto University) In an Aalto University film study combining art and neuroscience, viewers were shown Christopher Nolan's early classic Memento (2000). The protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for no longer than a few minutes. The events unfold in reversed chronological order.The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news