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Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

According to a research presented during the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia, brisk walking may help women keep their brains young. Women who walk regularly are less likely to experience the memory loss and other cognitive declines in mental function that can come with aging.// ..In the study, they concluded that the least active women walked an average of about a half mile per wee...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

A new report released by the Institute for the Study of Aging and the International Longevity Center says older people who want to stay mentally agile are better advised to put down the pill bottle and pick up a pencil. .... Research shows that seniors who do crossword puzzles, exercise and seek help for emotional problems may stay sharper longer than those who put their trust in unproven cures s...

Is there a link between bones and memory?

In a large study of elderly people, researchers have uncovered a strong link between thin bones and poor verbal memory. To investigate, Zhang and colleagues analyzed the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and verbal memory impairment among more than 4,300 elderly people included in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. // ....The researchers found that peopl...

Deep Sleep Doesn't Increase Memory

Students who go to bed early to be ready for a big test the next day might be missing the mark, according to a study to be released Friday by a San Fernando Valley researcher that finds a good night's sleep does not increase memory. // .... REM sleep is a deep sleep during which an individual's eyes dart rapidly under closed eyelids and the body is almost completely paralyzed except for the hea...

Breakfast improves memory

According to a new study, eating breakfast in the morning improves memory. Taking in some calories - basic nutrients -fat, protein or carbohydrate. With regard to weight control, it is believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thereby one can believe that breakfast also boosts mental performance. ....Researchers at the University of Texas gave 18 men and women aged between...

For a Better Memory

Is mom or dad left-handed? How about siblings? If so, you might have a better memory for events -- no matter what hand you favour. The key lies in a part of the brain called the corpus callosum, which seems to be larger and more developed in folks with a family history of left-handedness, says study author Steven Christman. // ....The corpus callosum is the large bundle of nerve fibers that conn...

Left handed have better episodic memory

Does coming from a family full of “lefties” tend to make a person better at remembering events? The data from two recent experiments answer in the affirmative. This recent reasearch is reported in the jornal Neuropsychology. Stephen D. Christman and Ruth E. Propper of the University of Toledo in Ohio, studied memory as a function of family handedness. ....Interestingly, people don’t have to be pe...

Coffee enhances memory

Coffee is a very good stimulant in day to day life. According to researchers drinking coffee stops the decline in memory performance that happens as the day progresses. During the morning hours, memory is at its best in older adults compared to late afternoon.// For researchers at the University of Arizona have found that coffee can find out memory performance throughout the day. ....They had...

Protein and fat improve memory

All types of food energy, not just carbohydrates, appear to enhance memory performance in healthy older adults, says a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.//”The positive effects of carbohydrates on cognition have been well-established by researchers, but this is the first study to show that pure dietary protein and fat also improve memory,” says lead author Randall Kapl...

Memory loss associated with microbes

A newly discovered microscopic organism found in river bed can cause serious memory loss and confusion, scientists have warned. The single-celled microbe was first identified in Maryland, USA.//It can cause dementia-like symptoms with sufferers experiencing memory loss and difficulties with concentration, attention span and learning abilities. ....People suffer a stinging or burning sensation to...

Chew to improve memory

Chewing gum may help to make people smarter by improving memory and brain performance, research suggests. In tests, scientists found the ability to recall remembered words improved by 42% among people who chewed gum.// The scientists from the University of Northumbria, in Newcastle upon Tyne, are working on two theories. ....One is that chewing raises the heart beat, which causes more oxygen a...

Drugs may fog memory

A study found drug users often drifted off in the middle of sentences and would repeat a joke or story they had told already.The drug cannabis people used,// the more they abated in their everyday memory, scientists conclude. ....The findings come from one of the largest studies carried out into the impact of recreational drugs on psychological function. However, it is not representative of all...

Detering memory problems

Researchers have may be found a method in order to predict the onset of developing memory and its' problems among aged people. In a recent study, researchers from the University of New York, report middle-aged people with evidence of damage to the small arteries// in their retinas have lower scores on tests to measure cognitive abilities. ....Doctors have long suspected Alzheimer's disease and...

Gingko languishs memory test

By consuming Gingko, a herbal supplement, memory did not improve, attention or concentration in a group of healthy older adults. Gingko is a herbal extract much prized for many years for its effect on mental performance. Previous research has suggested it may be helpful in improving memory //in people with dementia. It's also claimed that gingko can increase mental sharpness in those who are heal...

Oral memory indicates future Alzheimer's patients

A word recall test is able to differentiate those who will get Alzheimer's disease from healthy older people. Alzheimer's disease is chiefly a condition of older people - so we can expect an increase in the number of cases as the population ages.// Treatments are now available and they seem to work best if they start early. This means early diagnosis is a priority. ....Researchers at the Univers...

Memory loss always goes hand with Depression

Depression, irritability and dullness are common among people who have mild memory loss, and they can gain from prompt treatment.// The Cardiovascular Health Study is the largest ever investigation into heart disease and stroke in those over 60. It involves nearly 3,000 people in the US, some of who had a MRI scan which could indicate mild cognitive problems, such as memory loss. ....Researchers...

Genetic indicates memory

According to researchers in a study working with animals say they have located the genes related to memory and learning. Although the research is early, they say it could one day lead to better treatments// for memory and learning disorders. Researchers say previous research into this area was only able to locate a few genes and didn't provide a comprehensive understanding of how the genes work t...

Memory deprivation after operations

Researchers in there study are trying to observe why surgery may trigger cognitive problems in some people but studies are ongoing. It's long been known that some older people develop problems with memory and other mental functions after an operation// - a condition known as Post Operative Cognitive Dysfunction (POCD).Often relatives will say that the person has 'never been the same' as they wer...

Music training and Ginkgo biloba benefit memory

Studies shows that early music training and the popular herb Ginkgo biloba have benefits for human memory. Ginkgo biloba, derived from a tree, has been used in Chinese medicine for 5,000 years and has become a best selling herbal supplement in the United States and abroad during the past half decade. ....Researchers gave a series of tests on verbal memory to 30 females who had had at least six y...

Sage Improves Memory

British scientists have discovered evidence that sage can significantly improve memory...New research shows a centuries-old herbal remedy might be the key to treating Alzheimer's disease. // ..A team of researchers tested 44 healthy, young volunteers between ages 18 and 37. Some were given sage oil capsules, and some were given placebos. In a word recall test, those who took the sage oil performe...

Memory said to automatically improve with age

What you do to improve your physical health may actually go to your head, according to researchers.// ..It was thought that we were born with a brain and that brain degenerated as we aged until we died, but now research has shown that there are many triggers that make parts of the brain regenerate themselves. ..One of those triggers may be linked to individuals fitness level...Cardiovascular exe...

Enzyme Associated with Memory

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the World Trade Center attack? For many it is a memory they will never forget. But why? A new study finds lasting memories are formed with a process that involves the enzyme known as protein kinase C.// ....Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center reported on their study at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience...

Enzyme Associated With Memory

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the World Trade Center attack? For many it is a memory they will never forget. But why? A new study finds lasting memories are formed with a process that involves the enzyme known as protein kinase C.// ....Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center reported on their study at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience...

New Drug Combination Found To Improve Memory in Alzheimer’s Patient

New research shows combining the drugs memantine and donepezil may improve // memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. ..Researchers studied more than 300 patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. Participants were already taking the drug donepezil when the study began. Donepezil works by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger in the brain that is important for me...

Vitamin B12 Supplements Found To Improve Memory

We often wonder what to blame for our poor memory as we age : genetics or diet?The key finding in a new Swedish study shows genes // and nutrition interact to contribute to cognitive problems in old age.Scientists have known of a gene associated with higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, and they have also known that low levels of vitamins B12 and folate are risk factors for memory loss and Alzhei...

Sage Found To Improve Memory

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people worldwide . It is the most common form of dementia among older people. //The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are still unknown and there is no cure. ..New research shows a centuries-old herbal remedy might be the key to treating Alzheimer’s disease. A team of researchers tested 44 healthy, young volunteers between ages 18 and 37. Some were given sage...

Preventing A Heart Attack Can Also Prevent Memory Loss

A new study reveals the steps you take to prevent heart attack may also help prevent you from developing dementia. //According to researchers, risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol does damage to small blood vessels in the brain and can cause death of brain cells over time. ..Researchers reviewed recent medical studies on drugs designed to slow the progression of mixed demen...

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

According to findings from a recent study researchers say, healthy older people with the gene type that increases Alzheimer's risk // may have major problems with prospective memory, or remembering what to do in the future . ..A group of 32 dementia-free adults between ages 60 and 87 who took part in a previous study that examined people with and without the "Alzheimer's gene” were studied. Resul...

Drug for osteoporosis can reduce memory loss in elderly women

New research says that the drug raloxifene, used for treating osteoporosis is also able to control the risk// of mild cognitive impairment in women who are in their postmenopausal age. ....The study observed women in their postmenopausal life who were given 60 or 120 mg of raloxifene daily for bone fractures due to osteoporosis for three years versus who did not receive the medication. After thre...

Alcohol linked to loss of memory

Drinking continuously for a short time can affect your memory and your learning //capabilities. ....A new study done on mice says that consuming alcohol daily for even as less as eight weeks can impair your memory and other cognitive functions like learning. Researchers from St. Louis University School of Medicine said that not only the memory gets affected; the cognitive impairment can remain ev...

Sleep more to improve your memory

A good night’s sleep can trigger brain actions to improve memory, says a research report// made by the scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. ....Using the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) researchers had been able to see the active and the inactive parts of the brain during sleep and wake times and how that contributes to memory. ....When a person gets the information...

Dementia and memory linked to IQ of the teens

Having a higher IQ as a teenager may minimize your risks of developing dementia and memory lapse in // old age. ....In a study done by the scientists of the University Memory and Aging Center and other institutes, researchers have been able to discover that teenage intelligent quotient (IQ) may be related to how much dementia and memory loss can affect a person at his old age. ....Dementia is a...

Researchers reversed the process of memory loss

In medical breakthrough research findings, researchers have been able to reverse the process of memory// loss in mice, which had significant brain degeneration. ....Researchers from University of Minnesota had manipulated the genes of the mice so that the mice have a clinical condition very similar to the Alzheimer’s’ disease in humans. Then the researchers used transgene to check the loss of mem...

Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

Learning may be unconscious and happen even when people are not aware of their learning experience//. The research comes out in the July 28, 2005 issue of Nature. ....Researchers from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego Veterans Affairs Health System had undertaken the study to find out if like animals humans could learn through habits formed even when they ar...

Unpleasant Memory of Food could Be Used to Treat Obesity

False memories of unpleasant experiences with unhealthy foods could be used to treat// obesity, says a study... ..Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, and her colleagues convinced volunteers that they had been sick after eating strawberry ice cream as a child. .. ..She and her colleagues gave 228 undergraduate students questionnaires about food. The volunteers subsequently re...

And now its super mice for longer memory

In a landmark breakthrough, scientists have created mice with unusually long memories raising hopes of people with severe forgetfulness and also opening a possibility of helping people forget their distressing past. “This study has given us a new insight into the molecular processes that govern memory and learning in the brain,” said Isabelle Mansuy, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Tec...

Constitution of memory

Using modern brain imaging techniques, scientists have indicated the patterns in activity that change depending on whether memories are going to be stored or deleted. The study was done by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and reported to the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting this year.// ....The researchers coupled a number of differen...

Fat Consumption Could Play A Vital Role In Affecting A Child’s Memory

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say children with a higher energy intake from polyunsaturated fatty acids were more likely to have better results in the digit span test, a commonly used measure of short-term // memory and cholesterol intake appeared to reduce performance in the memory test. .. ..The researchers analyzed intake of different types of fat in 3,666 children aged six t...

Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings

Drug addiction can be better handled following discovery of a novel chemical compound that blocks memory-related drug cravings. The finding has all the potential to be the basis of new therapies to aid drug-addiction recovery efforts // according to neurobiologists. ....Because exposure to people, places and objects previously associated with a drug habit can trigger overwhelming memory-based cr...

Memory-Aid To Help HIV Patients

For those HIV patients who also suffer a loss of memory due to their health condition, a new memory aid can now help them to remember taking their medications on time... ..In a study from Johns Hopkins University Division of // Infectious Diseases, a pocketsize device giving electronic-voice reminders to “take your medicine” proves to be a success for people living with HIV whose memory is slight...
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