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Tips for Improving Memory for Seniors Age-related memory loss is common and is not to be confused with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, which are more severe. Though slight cognitive decline is expected as a person gets older, there are ways to be proactive and prevent or…

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Veteran Helped by Hardworking Hardware Employees, and Other News to Know VA’s inaction inspires hardware store employees to help aging vet When a 62-year-old veteran has to wait two years for a new wheelchair from the Department of Veterans Affairs, it may seem like national pride and patriotism has hit…

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What is Dementia? The word dementia comes from the Latin de meaning “apart” and mens from the genitive mentis meaning “mind”. Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function – the ability to process thought (intelligence). Progressive means the symptoms will gradually get worse. The deterioration is more than might be expected from normal aging and is due…

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Are We Worrying about the Wrong Diseases? Are our major health concerns misplaced? It seems so, according to two recent surveys. One poll, done by the Associated Press in collaboration with LifeGoesStrong.com, found middle-aged Americans saw cancer to be the greatest health threat, followed by memory loss. And that opinion seems to…

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Sleep Apnea Linked To Memory Loss In Elderly Women Older women who suffer from sleep apnea are more than twice as likely to develop dementia as those who don’t, a new study shows. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the University of California San Francisco studied 298…

Alzheimer’s Drug Flashes Potential, Not Enough for Current Sufferers

After months of disappointing trials for budding Alzheimer’s therapies, it appears as though researchers may have finally found the key to slowing mental decline for people in the mild stages of the disease, according to study results presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting. Though it failed to…

The Type of Alzheimer’s You (and Your Doctor) May Not Know About

Memory issues have become so intrinsically linked with Alzheimer’s disease that even small slip-ups—misplaced house keys, having trouble locating the car in a crowded parking lot—can send aging individuals into a tailspin of worry. While memory loss is indeed a sign of dementia and a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, it is only one…

Poor Sleep and Cognitive Decline Connected, and Other News to Know

Poor sleep may lead to cognitive decline Sleep troubles may promote cognitive decline in aging men who don’t have pre-existing impairment, says a new report from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  Waking up multiple times during the night, not being able to fall back asleep after waking up, and shorter…

Living With Memory Loss

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Despite what you may have heard before in the past, memory loss is not proven as an inevitable part of aging – in fact, it is possible to enjoy a good long and short term memory at any stage of life regardless of age. It is simply just a matter…

Overview of Memory & Memory Loss

Memory can be defined as the registration, retention, and recollection of experiences, thoughts, feelings, sensations, ideas, and knowledge. Human memory is complex. Our brains need to remember important facts, future plans, vocabulary words, social norms, and how to perform routine tasks like making breakfast or following a bus schedule. To accomplish…