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Age Related Memory Loss

Memory Loss Sucks! Caring for Mom: Day 18 -- One Alzheimer's Caregiver's Experience

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Eighteen days ago I took over caring for my 82-year-old mother who is challenged by stiff, achy joints, severely limited vision and an unreliable memory. She's not always sure where she is, what year it is, or that the conversations on the TV aren't actually happening in reality.

Belling the Cat at Christmas Time

Greg O'Brien | Posted 02.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Since I was a boy, my mother said that I had rocks in my head. Now, after decades, the rocks are literally calcifying, obstructing signals to my brain. Early onset Alzheimer's will do that.

What I've Gained Through Memory Loss

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

As the doors slammed shut behind me, I frantically realized my jacket was not in my arms or on my body, but instead was resting comfortably on a seat-back en-route to Glen Park. CRAP. I sullenly stomped out of the station and into the cool fall air sans jacket and wits.

The Surprising Link Between Stress And Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

When we are in survival mode, optimal amounts of cortisol -- commonly known as the stress hormone -- can be life saving. But abnormally high or prolon...

5 Apps To Supercharge Your Memory

Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

Did you forget where you parked your car? Or do you lose your keys on a daily basis? It happens to the best of us at some point. Medical experts sa...

THIS Will Make You Feel 5 Years Older In Just 5 Minutes

Posted 10.16.2013 | Fifty

Want to feel five years older in just five minutes? Just take a memory test. Participants in a recent study, ages 65 to 85, said they felt an avera...

Teenage Dreams and Mid-life Memories: How Your Brain Gets Smarter With Age

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.04.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

you don't need any "miracle" supplements or expensive brain-training games to keep your mind sharp. All it takes is a set of healthy habits.

Why Is It Harder To Learn New Things As We Age?

Posted 01.30.2013 | Fifty

You may not have trouble remember the name of your fifth-grade teacher or childhood best friend’s home address, but do you have trouble remember the...

Help for Seniors Who Worry About Memory Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My mother, who's 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer's. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do?

Another Sweet Reason To Eat Dark Chocolate

Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty

Here's another sweet reason to eat chocolate: Consuming cocoa may help people with mild cognitive impairment -- a condition that affects an estimated ...

Final Curtain: A Mother's Day Love Story

Ted Sutton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Ted Sutton

My mother may not know my name, but she knows my voice, and it triggers something within. She giggles girlishly. Then, I start a song, one from the old days, and she joins in. We have our own routine, our Alzheimer's Rag.

Discovery Could Lead To Super Memory Pill

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living

Imagine the horror of a failing memory: you can't remember your children's names, where you live, or what year it is. But what if a pill could instant...

A Surprising Way To Combat Memory Loss

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.29.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As much as I dislike Rick Perry, I totally got how he couldn't remember the third federal department he plans on eliminating if we elect him President. Now finally, we have something to blame for those unfortunately named "senior moments."

Can You Decide What Aging Does To Your Brain?

Sam Sommers | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Context matters. How a situation is framed, our expectations of what's to follow... these are anything but trivial considerations in predicting how we will think, feel or behave.

How The Benefits Of A Good Night's Sleep Change With Age | Posted 11.22.2011 | Fifty

A good night's sleep doesn't seem to improve older adults' memory, according to a new study. The findings suggest that age-related brain changes, not ...

Drug Proves Promising To Reverse Memory Loss

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living

We are all aware of those "senior moments" that come with aging, like not remembering where the car keys are and forgetting someone's name. Well, s...

Forgetting Things? 3 Strategies To Outsmart Memory Loss

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

The good news was that I did remember; it just took time. The bad news was that this was the most egregious of an accelerating string of memory lapses.

The Coming Epidemic Of Alzheimer's Disease

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

The age wave of seniors at risk for Alzheimer's disease isn't a U.S. phenomenon. A considerable economic burden augments the emotional and practical challenges we face worldwide.