Memory

Improve your memory by doing this one thing

We encounter stress on a daily basis, when we are stuck in traffic or waiting in the long lineup at the grocery store, for example. Stress can vary greatly from mild to severe and chronic. Numerous studies have shown the detrimental effects of stress on the body, as it causes headaches and stomach aches, raises ...click here to read more

Good night’s sleep may improve memory due to brain activity in hippocampus

A good night’s sleep may improve memory due to brain activity in hippocampus. Researchers from Bristol’s Center for Synaptic Plasticity uncovered additional benefits of a good night’s sleep. The findings are important because poor sleep is a pressing issue in our society and has been linked to health problems such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. ...click here to read more

Memory problems in seniors improved with computer use

Memory problems are quite common in seniors, but new findings suggest that seniors’ memory may improve through computer use. The findings reveal that using computer even once a week is enough to help ward off age-related memory decline and improve thinking. Computer users had a 42 percent lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), ...click here to read more

Memory impaired by midnight snacks, may affect learning, brain physiology

Memory has been found to be impaired by midnight snacks – which may also negatively affect learning and brain physiology. In a study conducted on mice, the researchers found that eating during typical sleeping hours changes the brain physiology. Furthermore, it causes a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampus. ...click here to read more

Are these 5 habits hurting your memory?

It may seem natural for us to begin forgetting the small stuff as we get older, but memory loss isn’t a natural part of aging. Frankly, you may be partaking in habits which are speeding up memory loss without even realizing it. If birthdays come and go and you haven’t even noticed, or you go ...click here to read more

Is your cholesterol affecting your memory?

When cholesterol is discussed we often think about the heart, heart disease and even stroke, but memory and cognitive function don’t generally cross our minds, although they should. New research from Heidelberg University in Germany found that having high cholesterol can negatively affect memory and cognitive decline in aging. Cholesterol is naturally produced by the ...click here to read more

Physical activity boosts memory in older adults

Physical activity has been shown to improve memory and slow down cognitive decline in older adults. The recent study found older adults that partake in walking or jogging performed better on memory tasks compared to those who are sedentary. The study consisted of 29 young adults between the ages of 18 and 31 and also ...click here to read more

Vascular dementia memory loss due to major stroke, multiple smaller strokes

Vascular dementia memory loss may be due to stroke or multiple smaller strokes. Vascular dementia is a gradual or permanent loss of brain function that occurs in relation to other diseases. Vascular dementia can affect memory, thinking, language, judgement and behavior. All parts of our body require blood flow to function. When blood flow becomes ...click here to read more

This beverage helps boost memory…

By the year 2030 it’s estimated that dementia cases will rise to 75.6 million cases worldwide. With an aging population memory decline is on the rise, so when we hear of easy ways to boost memory, we jump to relay the message to you. Memory loss is a symptom of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and ...click here to read more

Cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons to sharpen memory

A cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons for memory improvement, according to new findings. The research comes from Rutgers University where researchers gave rats a cancer drug – RGFP966 – and saw the rats were more attentive, retained more information and developed new connections so memories could be transmitted. Lead author, Kasia M. ...click here to read more

Why your weight could be hurting your memory

The older we get the harder it becomes to shed those few extra pounds that have accumulated over the years. We know being overweight is detrimental to our health – it has been linked to diabetes and heart disease – but new research suggests being overweight is bad for our memory as well. Alzheimer’s disease ...click here to read more