Memory Problems

Introduction to Memory Problems

Memory problems are common. Everyone’s memory can fail them at one time or another. Have you ever: forgotten the name of someone you just met; been unable to put a name to the face of a neighbor you saw at the movies; failed to get the one item you actually went to the market to buy; forgotten your new phone number at work; missed the birthday of someone for whom you already bought a card; forgotten where you parked the car at the mall; missed a Doctor’s appointment; or forgotten to take the 8 pm dose of medication? Don’t feel too bad –  you’re not alone.

Memory Problems — In The News
Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have developed a new scoring system to help identify seniors who are at high risk for memory and thinking problems that might lead to dementia. "Our goal is to identify memory issues at the earliest possible stages," wrote... Read More


Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds Mar 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can't remember that work colleague's name? Misplaced your keys again? Don't fret: a new study finds that nearly everyone will suffer more memory lapses as they age, with men being more vulnerable to failing memory than women. The study also reported that people's... Read More


Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory Mar 5, 2015

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows. These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such as Alzheimer's disease, the survey... Read More


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Weblog Entries
Is The Internet Stealing Your Memory? Oct 29, 2016

Quick – what’s your best friend’s phone number? Can’t recall it? You’re not alone. We don’t memorize these days – we search. How many conversations have you had that involved... Read More


Depression And Short-Term Memory Jan 14, 2015

Millions of people worldwide suffer from depressive mood. By conservative estimates, depression costs the U.S. government about $83 billion each year. Research has consistently shown that depression, cognitive impairment... Read More


Alzheimer's, Memory, Cognitive Performance And Yoga Aug 6, 2013

Remember the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” When it comes to human beings learning helps improve memory and may even reduce the... Read More