While neuroprosthetics that allow us to remember everything may seem like a great idea, one researcher argues such technology and abilities could have significant problems.
According to a new study, disturbances in the circadian rhythm may contribute to memory loss and learning problems in Alzheimer's disease.
Subtle changes in thinking and memory may appear before, or in conjunction with, the development of amyloid plaques.
Lancaster University researchers report a drug developed to treat diabetes shows promise in reversing memory loss associated with Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease. The drug appears to have a neuroprotective effect, enhancing brain growth factors while reducing amyloid plaques, chronic inflammation and oxidative stress. The drug also slows down the rate of neuron loss.
Scientists have discovered that significantly more neurons are generated in the brains of older animals if the signaling molecule Dickkopf-1 is turned off. The results give rise to the question whether the function of Dickkopf-1 may be turned off using drugs to prevent age related cognitive decline.
Researchers report that a commonly prescribed antidepressant may also protect against compounds that can cause memory loss and dementia.
Study reports 34% of men who consumed more leafy vegetables, and 47% who regularly drank orange juice were less likely to develop poor cognitive skills than those who did not.
Crossword puzzles have an edge over computerized memory games in improving memory function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.
Researchers report specific alterations in signaling circuits associated with memory can induce an abnormal response in neurons, which is linked to the aging process and cognitive decline.