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Laughter May be the Best Medicine for Memory Loss

“Laughter is the best medicine” may be a motto many live their lives by, but a new study found that laughter may actually be the best medicine for age-related memory loss. A new study found that humor may reduce brain damage caused by the “stress hormone” cortisol, which in turn, improves memory. Previous research has […]
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Mild Cognitive Impairment Increases Risk of Death

While memory loss can make day-to-day activities more difficult, a new research study suggests that age-related thinking problems and memory loss can increase the risk of an earlier death.  Study author Maria Vassilaki said in a release, “Currently there is little information about death and the types of memory loss that affect many millions of […]
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Green Tea’s Effect on Cognitive Function is Now Clear

Previous studies have shown the health benefits of green tea, specifically for cognitive development, but the exact reasons why were unclear. However, a new imaging study suggests that green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity.     The study, led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University […]
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Remembering Dreams Means a More Active Brain

People who have high brain activity during the night are more likely to remember their dreams, according to a study. Led by Perrine Ruby, of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center in France, researchers studied the brain activity of people who were able to recall their dreams and those who could not in hopes of understanding […]
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5 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Memory

According to surveys, people are twice as fearful about losing their mental health compared to their physical health. While some memory loss comes with aging, not everyone has to experience it to the greatest extent. Choices you make every day play a part in your brain’s health. Cathy Alessi, M.D., president of the American Geriatrics […]
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The Reason Memory Fades

A new study shows that contact with common types of infections could be associated with memory problems. However, researchers note that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions. Lead author, Dr. Clinton Wright, scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami, said, “We are worried about memory decline. […]
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Amnesia Patients’ Brain Illuminates how Memory Works

Researchers report that a 3-D brain scan of a man who lived with total amnesia for 55 years could reveal clues about what caused his memory loss and how the memory works. Henry Molaison (often referred to as H.M.) underwent brain surgery for epilepsy in 1953 and then lost the ability to store memories. The […]
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Brain Implants for Memory Loss

The Pentagon is continuing its search for new therapies to help brain-injured veterans, including brain implants for memory loss and Transcendental Meditation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2001 and 2003, more than 280,000 military service members and veterans had suffered brain injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend some $4.2 billion annually from […]
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Having Hobbies Could Protect Against Aging in the Brain

Ask Bill Whitaker, 80, anything about cars and he has an answer. He speaks with passion when taking about his prized possessions: a 1954 Hudson Hornet convertible, or his latest purchase, a 2002 Ford Thunderbird with just 1,500 miles on it.     Recently retired, Bill is able to devote his time to collecting and […]
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Give Your Memory a Jolt with Caffeine

Having trouble remember where you left your keys? A double shot of espresso could help. A new study suggests that the same amount of caffeine you would find in a grande latte can enhance long-term memory in humans. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours,” […]