Memory Loss

Why I Document My Dad's Journey Through Dementia On Social Media

Mariel Kirton | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mariel Kirton

Dad can't make memories like you and me, so I make them for him with the posts I share on Instagram. I wanted to capture the happy moments to show that, although dementia changes the way he does things, it doesn't prevent him from doing them completely at this stage. He is still the person we have always loved, he is still my dad.

Living With Dementia: Grandad's Great Escape

Samantha Walsh | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Imagine all your memories, amassed over a lifetime, handwritten in tiny lettering on a deck of cards, neatly stacked in chronological order. Then imagine someone deftly shuffling this deck: fancy fingerwork as they expertly weave and riffle the cards until there is no order whatsoever.

A Letter to My Grandma Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

Beth Prescott | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Prescott

The first day you did not recognise me will stay with me forever, even though I wish I could forget it. It hurts to know you do not know who I am anymore. After the amazing time we had together, I guess I just do not want to believe it is over.

Husband's Touching Act For Wife With Memory Loss Will Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Wedding day memories are often the most treasured. But for one newlywed bride, the fond memories of her wedding day were wiped the moment a car sma...

Mum Writes Memoir After Waking Up Convinced She's 15 And Living In 1992

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's hard to imagine how it would feel to fall asleep, aged 38, and wake up convinced you're 15 years old. But that's exactly what happened to Naom...

What's The Biggest Cause Of Death For Women In England And Wales?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At a guess, most of us would assume cancer or heart disease would be the biggest killer of women. But the leading cause of death for women in Engl...

Could Chocolate Improve Your Memory?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If ever we needed a reason to up our hot chocolate intake this winter - or any other form of cocoa-filled food for that matter - then now we have it. ...

The Closer to Genius, the Closer to Insanity?

Maria Senise | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I can say with confidence that I'm losing many of my cognitive abilities. If you need someone to help you remember something, don't ask me; I am most definitely not your girl. My fiancé has learned not to start any question with, "Do you remember...," because the answer will always inevitably be no.

Researchers Erase Memories In Rats, Then Bring Them Back

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

Imagine never being claustrophobic ever again, or curing a fear of roller coasters? Well researchers at the University of California are now one step ...

What Is It Like To Have Dementia? Facebook App Simulates Symptoms To Raise Awareness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A UK charity has launched a new app on Facebook to promote awareness of dementia. Alzheimer's Research UK has launched FaceDementia, an app that is...

How A Stressful Job Could Keep Your Mind Sharp After Retirement

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stressed at work? That might just be a good thing. According to a new study a demanding job that causes you stress today could benefit you in the futu...

DDT: Pesticide Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Past exposure to the banned pesticide DDT is "strikingly" linked to the development of Alzheimer's in later life, a study has shown. People with th...

Oily Fish 'Can Increase Brain Size And Help Prevent Memory Loss'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating more oily fish can increase brain size in later life and may help prevent age-related mental decline, a study has found. People with higher ...

Heavy Drinking May Lead To Memory Loss For Middle-Aged Men

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men who drink heavily in middle age speed up their rate of memory loss, a study has shown. Those consuming more than 36 grams of alcohol per day - ...

High Blood Sugar May Lead To Memory Problems

PA | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Raised blood sugar may lead to memory problems even in people with no signs of diabetes, a study has found. Researchers tested the memory and blood...

High Stress In Middle Age 'May Increase Women's Risk Of Dementia'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Going through divorce, losing a partner or work problems could lead to middle-aged women developing dementia in later life, a new study suggests. C...

Lost for Words? Be Mindful...

Kamontip Evans | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Going back to university at 50+ was never going to be easy. One day I was talking to my tutor, discussing aspects of my thesis, when a hot flush struck. Blood sped to my face, increasing pressure alarmingly like a kettle on the boil. My face bubbled with sweat. The discussion stopped abruptly and my mind went blank.

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Linked To Copper-Rich Diet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Copper could be a major environmental culprit in the progression of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Scientists found strong evidence that c...

Dementia Patients Mental Health Checks Being 'Missed', Study Shows

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many dementia patients are not receiving "key" health assessments when they are in hospital, a new report has found. Tests to see whether patients ...

How To Ward Off Dementia: Keep The Brain Active

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It has been known that doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, but scientists have found that it can also help stave ...

Dementia Sufferers Could Be Helped By Personalised Fragrances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smells have the power to evoke hundreds of memories. Whether the perfume of an ex-lover or a dish your mother cooked you as a child, the stronger the ...

Weight Loss 'Can Improve Memory' If You're A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Apart from health reasons, another motivation to lose weight is that for older women, it can improve your memory. A new study has found that losing we...

Dementia Breakthrough: Scientists Find Key To Early Diagnosis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists believe they have found a key which could help lead to an earlier diagnosis of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. ...

Rosemary Smell 'May Improve Memory'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The smell of rosemary could boost your memory, researchers said. Aroma of essential oil from the herb could improve memory in healthy adults, accor...

Cold Sores Bad For Your Memory

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cold sores may increase the risk of impaired memory and thinking skills, research suggests. The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores was one...