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Memory Loss

Speed Bumps on Memory Lane

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

As we age normally, recent memory and name recall may be, as they say, "the first to go." But think of all we retain, what we do better than ever and the pressures that have fallen away with age.

Ways You Can Ward Off Memory Decline

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Fifty

Do you feel that aging is starting to have a negative impact on your memory? You could resolve such issues with increased mental and physical activity...

5 Things Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Never Do

Marie Marley | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Let's face it. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's is hard work. You may have to deal with personality changes and difficult behaviors. What I want to achieve in this article is to offer some ideas about five things Alzheimer's caregivers should never do.

'I Thought I Was Getting Alzheimer's'

Marie Marley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I thought I was getting Alzheimer's. I really did. And how ironic would that be? I blog on the Huffington Post and Alzheimer's Reading Room about my experiences as an Alzheimer's caregiver for my Romanian life partner, Edward Theodoru.

The Real Memory Challenge

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

Will the same folks who are fascinated by super memory heroes start on their own quest to rev up their recall, keeping their keys in better check and getting names the first time around?

Who Says People With Alzheimer's Can't Remember?

Marie Marley | Posted 03.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Marley

Sometimes Alzheimer's patients who can't even recall whether they had lunch -- let alone what they ate -- can remember the melodies of songs from their youth and young adult years. Anyone who has observed a sing-along in a nursing home has seen this.

How Flawed Memories Teach Us What's True

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgJussi Hovenen sings songs that few people care to hear nowadays. He's the last rune singer in Finland -- the only living man who can still sing most of his ancestors' great ballads and epics from memory.

The Skinny On Remembering

Penny Love | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Penny Love

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLosing your memory is sort of like gaining weight; you don't quite know how it happened but one day your zipper won't quite zip. And the same thing happens mentally.

Get Your Head in the Game

Penny Love | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Penny Love

A good portion of my day is spent talking with women my age. More often than not, we are reaching for the title of that book we loved or fumbling for the name of that actor who co-starred in that movie with what's-her-face.

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.

What I've Already Forgotten About My Daughters' Early Years

Liz Gumbinner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Liz Gumbinner

Is it Mom-nesia? Mom-entia? Mom-ory loss? Whatever it is, I've got it. I hope I'm not alone here.

Losing Your Memory? Not So Fast...

Stephan Spencer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephan Spencer

There are a great many ways to work at maintaining and even improving your memory functions as you get older, and there's no question that both mental and physical stimulation keep your brain sharp. But the simple truth is that our memories may not be fading as quickly as we think.

Confessions Of A Worn-Out Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I was a caregiver for seven long years for Dr. Edward Theodoru, my beloved Romanian soul mate of 30 years. In the early and mid-stages of his dementia I did many things I was later not proud of. At all.

How Do I Improve My Memory? Forget More!

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoDo you know what is essential for a good memory? The ability to forget. To completely and thoroughly forget. Forgetting, like breathing or sleeping, is physiologically normal.

Is My Memory Loss Normal? The Difference Between Forgetfulness and Early Onset Dementia

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

My car was gone. I stood stunned for a minute, knowing there had to be a reasonable explanation -- just one that had escaped my mind.

Exercise In Middle Age Reaps Surprising Health Perk Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty

Most people know that regular exercise can help you alleviate a wide range of health concerns, everything from stroke to arthritis to certain types of...

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...

Why Getting A Good Night's Sleep Is More Important Than Ever

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The importance of a good night's sleep can never be overstated, with the regenerative body process linked to a number of chronic diseases, including o...

How to Tell If a Loved One Has Dementia

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

If you find yourself faced with these 10 signs of dementia, please get help for your loved one. And seek help for yourself too, so that you can deal with your loved one's illness effectively.

Siri: The Antidote to Memory Loss

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

For about a year now, I have been searching for a new memory tool. Something that would be relentless until my task was completed. In January, 2012, the "Today" show reported that mental capacity starts to diminish at the average age of 45. I wrote that down, and I'm glad I did.

25 Tips For Coping With Memory Troubles

Marie Marley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

If you have early Alzheimer's -- or if you simply have a bad memory -- it can impair your ability to do simple as well as complicated tasks. Fortunately there are many ways to help you compensate for a declining memory.

Does Menopause Really Destroy Your Memory? (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Menopausal women have long complained of hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and memory lapses. Now new research finds evidence that gives credence...

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your 'Senior Moments'

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Everyone, at any age, forgets. Your senior moment may be no different than the junior moments you've had your whole life.

Sometimes Forgetting Is a Blessing

Marie Marley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"I want to go home," Ed kept repeating plaintively to me and everyone who passed by during my visit the day of his move. He was sitting on a little padded bench outside his new room. He looked bewildered. I felt faint and terribly guilty.

New Hope For Alzheimer's Patients

Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty

A diabetes drug that never made it to the market could possibly restore memory for those affected by Alzheimer's, a new study found. How is diabete...