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How some older people manage to retain their memory and ability to think


A new study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital has revealed why some older people are able to retain their ability to think and recall memories. By using imaging techniques, the researchers were able to see that so-called ‘super-agers’ had brains which exhibited youthful characteristics normally seen in people in their twenties. While some memory loss is considered to be ...

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Anti-inflammatory drug reverses memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer’s

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A new research project carried out by a team from Manchester University has suggested that a widely used anti-inflammatory drug has the ability to completely reverse memory loss and brain inflammation in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, mefenamic acid, is routinely used to alleviate period pain. Memory loss reversed to levels usually seen in normal mice To carry ...

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Scientists suggest “Use it or Lose it” to guard against memory loss


If you want to retain your memory as you age, it’s important that you keep your brain active. That’s the message we’re getting from researchers from the Iowa State University. Following their discovery that an increase in the levels of a specific protein is associated with increased brain volume and a better memory, they suggest that taking the time to continue with some ...

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Trial suggests memory loss from Alzheimer’s can be reversed


A small clinical trial carried out by researchers at the University of California, has suggested that it’s possible to reverse the memory loss and cognitive impairment experienced with Alzheimer’s disease. In the trial of just 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s, the researchers found that not only were these improvements long-lasting, but some of the patients were able to return to ...

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How incorporating a weekly portion of seafood could help with memory loss


Do you love prawns, lobster and other shellfish? If so, and you eat it on a regular basis, you could be helping to protect yourself against age-related memory loss. According to researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Illinois and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, eating seafood or other foods which contain omega-3 fatty acids, can have an extremely beneficial ...

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Research confirms that lifestyle is a contributing factor to developing Alzheimer’s


An increasing amount of research is being undertaken in order to further our understanding of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, including research which looks at the effects of lifestyle on memory loss. A study carried out last year used data from the Einstein Aging Study, which has been monitoring the memory and thinking ability of older people in a New ...

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Scientists Discover a New Molecular Mechanism That Causes the Loss of Synapses in the Brain


Even before Alzheimer’s sufferers show symptoms of the disease, changes are taking place in their brain, and while scientists are yet to find the causes of this disease, they’ve recently discovered more about how the synapses are lost in the early stages. This recent study was conducted by scientists at the University of New South Wales in Australia, with their ...

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Lewy Body Dementia Brought into The Spotlight

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Lewy body dementia has been brought to our attention again this month as it’s the anniversary of the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. While depression was thought to be the cause of his death, his widow has stated that the debilitating brain disease, Lewy body dementia (LBD) was to blame. The disease was only found during his autopsy, ...

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Scientists Believe the Humble Nicotine Patch Could Help Patients With Alzheimer’s

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While nicotine patches have proved useful for helping smokers to quit, scientists at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center are currently looking at ways in which these trans dermal patches can improve memory loss in older adults who are suffering from a mild cognitive impairment. The MIND (Memory Improvement through Nicotine Dosing) study is funded by the National Institute of Aging ...

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