Articles relating to 'forgetfulness'

The Link Between Being Lonely and Dementia

memoryDementia pertains to a complex medical disorder that affects the cognitive function of an individual and is thus characterized by forgetfulness and memory loss.  For several decades, dementia was considered as an exclusive condition of the elderly; however, the number of cases of dementia has recently increased around the world.

In addition, majority of the cases of dementia, … Read More

Routines Killing Your Memory and Brain Health

Our brain is considered as the central controller of our bodies, often influencing the way we think, speak, and act, and thus can affect the quality of relationships we maintain with family members, friends, and co-workers.

The brain also promotes the production of essential proteins for the body, including those that are related to reproduction and digestion.  During … Read More

The Top Signs You’ll get Alzheimer’s – More Than Just Memory Loss

 memoryAs we age a certain level of memory loss is expected. This happens because the connections between our brain cells get weaker. There is a big difference between simple forgetfulness and serious memory loss though.  In the United States over 5 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of these cases are 65-year olds or older, but … Read More

What is Dementia Night Camp?

memoryCaring for a loved one that has dementia can be a difficult task, especially at night if they don’t sleep or wake up agitated and confused during normal sleeping hours.  The development of a program that is similar to a “camp” at night provides relief to those caring for people suffering from dementia.

What is Dementia?

Dementia involves … Read More

Understanding Elder Abuse

memoryIt isn’t something that anyone wants to think about, never mind be privy to or experience. But the sad fact of the matter is that elder abuse does happen, and learning more about it can sometimes be a good starting point to be able to notice the symptoms, and hopefully cut down the risk factors.

The abuse has … Read More

It’s Not Alzheimer’s – Why Your Memory is Going?

memoryAlzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disorder that is characterized by forgetfulness, memory loss, and behavioral changes.  Although Alzheimer’s disease is still relatively common amongst the elderly, its prevalence is on the decline and frequent memory loss isn’t necessarily indicative of early Alzheimer’s.  In fact, there are numerous causes of forgetfulness and memory loss and many of them are … Read More

Elderly ‘Super Brains’ Identified

memoryMemory loss and forgetfulness are often associated with the aging brain and are considered “normal” as people age. However, there are some elderly people that don’t have memory loss and forgetfulness that is often seen in this population. In fact, they have vivid memories of their life events. Emily Rogalski, a researcher at Northwestern University, questioned the differences … Read More

7 Dangerous Scams Run on the Elderly

memoryMemory loss and forgetfulness are often associated with aging and unfortunately, con artists try to take advantage of this by trying to pull scams on seniors.  Seniors are an attractive population to run scams on because they are more likely to own their own homes and have good credit scores and they are often polite and trusting which … Read More

Does Heart Disease Mean You’re Dementia Proof?

memoryAlmost one in four deaths in America are caused by heart disease and one in six are caused by Alzheimer’s disease, which is a dementia related disorder characterized by memory loss, forgetfulness and behavioral changes.      There are many causes of these two major killers, and scientists have long assumed that what is bad for your heart is also … Read More

Top Signs You are at Risk for Alzheimer’s

memoryAlmost half of Americans over the age of 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease so it is obvious that the biggest risk factor for developing the disease is aging. In some families, several cases are seen so scientists believe that there is a hereditary factor to the illness known for robbing people of their memory.

We all suffer from … Read More

Boost Your Memory With This Ultra Simple Trick

memoryStudents, business men, business women, professors…they all go to great lengths to remember information. Brain overload, as some people call it can lead to forgetfulness; and we all want to maintain a good memory. Now research seems to indicate that all we really have to do is simply shut our eyes for a short time and voila, … Read More

The Unspoken Emotions of Dementia

depressionElderly individuals are commonly observed to develop dementia, or the reduction in the cognitive ability, which includes forgetfulness, lack of attention, and increased difficulty in solving simple problems. Previous studies have associated dementia, including forgetfulness, with the deterioration of the brain, as part of the process of aging. For patients positively diagnosed with dementia, this mental impairment may … Read More

Dangerous New Ways Drinking Affects Memory

memoryAlcohol consumption, in moderation, has been associated with positive health benefits; however binge drinking can have a significant negative impact on your mental health and performance according to recent research. Two studies were recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver which found that moderate alcohol consumption later in life, heavier alcohol consumption earlier in life … Read More

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