Memory Loss

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...

Mentally Challenging Tasks Can Damage Brain And Cause Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Mentally taxing tasks really can do your head in -- by causing genetic damage to nerve cells, research has shown. But the process is perfectly norm...

Hearing Problems Linked To Memory Loss

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Being hard of hearing can increase the speed at which thinking and memory deteriorates with age, a study has shown. Over a period of six years, vol...

50 Plus Health Advice For 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you're health-conscious and follow the news, it can be hard to keep track of what's good and bad for your body. As one headline reports that re...

Dementia, Memory Problems and Making it a Christmas to Remember

Andrew Chidgey | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Andrew Chidgey

Christmas can also be the time when early signs of dementia first become apparent. Here at Alzheimer's Society, we often see a spike in the number of calls our Helpline receives just after Christmas, so we really do appreciate how difficult a time of year this can be.

De-Cluttering Could Help Alzheimer's Patients

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's, memory problems may be linked to an inability to recognise minor differences between similar objec...

Scientists Reverse Alzheimer's-Like Memory Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A drug used to fight cancer has shown an ability to reverse Alzheimer's-like memory loss. The research showed effectiveness in reversing memory los...

A Day to Remember

Gordon Banks | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gordon Banks

Life is about memories. I've got a career where I've got loads of memories. But even just an ordinary man in the street, like my brother David, he's got his memories as well. And not to be able to think about them, remember them, that must be awful. That must be terrible.