Tag: short term memory loss

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Do you feel as if you’ve been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory.

Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned and

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The critical difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease and dementia is a term used to describe symptoms that can be caused by a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So, the answer to the question, “Is there a difference between Alzheimer’s and

Is the Zika Virus a Threat to Older Adults?

The Zika virus is widely known as a cause of microcephaly (underdevelopment of the head and brain) in unborn babies, but new research suggests that the mosquito-borne disease may affect adults as well.

A recent study using laboratory rats has found that exposure to the virus in adulthood causes the death

2016 Index

Bones and Joints

Fight Back Against Gout Attacks (Jan., 6)

Don’t Ignore Joint Pain (Feb., 4)

SI Joint Dysfunction (Mar., 6)

Repair Joints With Platelet-rich Plasma (Aug., 5)

Cancer

Melanoma Drug for Lung Cancer (Jan., 2)

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines (Feb., 2)

Reducing Effects of Chemo Brain (May, 2)

Melanoma and Immunotherapy (June, 2)

Melanoma is More Dangerous (July,

5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Though considered a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), a concussion can be a serious injury, especially as people get older. The majority of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) tend to be of the milder form. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimates that for people 65 years of age and

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