Memory

Many Dementia Patients Never Screened

A study by researchers from the University of Michigan found that despite clear signs that their memory and cognitive abilities have diminished, more than half of seniors with these symptoms have not seen a doctor about them. The study, published in Neurology, documents a clear lack of clinical testing for seniors with signs of cognitive […]

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L-Dopa Improves Decision-Making In Older Adults

A study published online  in Nature Neuroscience has demonstrated that a drug widely used to treat Parkinson’s Disease can help to reverse age-related impairments in decision making in some older people.  Researchers from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging describe the changes in the patterns of brain activity of adults in their seventies that help to […]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Genetics . Imaging . Memory . Neuroscience
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Sleep After Processing New Information is Most Effective

  Sleeping after studying is actually a good thing. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame University studied 207 students who habitually slept for at least six hours per night. Participants were randomly assigned to study declarative, semantically related or unrelated word pairs at 9:00 a.m. or 9:00 p.m., and returned for testing […]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Education . Memory . Sleep
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Menopause and Memory Problems

The difficulties that many women describe as memory problems when menopause approaches are real, according to a study published today in the journal Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society.[More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Memory . News . Uncategorized
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