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Q: I have heard that chronic stress can take a toll on a person’s memory. Can you explain how this happens?
A: The major contributor to memory impairment associated with long-term stress is related to the effects of the stress hormone cortisol on a key brain center for learning and memory
Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?” A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones – compounds the body can use
What is dementia? The word refers to a mental decline in two or more core areas of brain function—including memory, judgment, communication, or language—that interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life. Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to
Have you ever walked into a room, stopped, and wondered what in the heck you were looking for in the first place? We’ve all been there. As we get older, we can become more forgetful. But it doesn’t have to be that way; the memory improvement tips we discuss here
Memory loss is no laughing matter, but a new study shows that when it comes to improving short- and long-term memory, humor indeed may be the best medicine.
The connection between laughter and memory is the stress hormone cortisol. Levels spike during periods of stress and tension as part of our
Sundowning is a common condition, or syndrome, among people with dementia, and is associated with some adverse outcomes, such as institutionalization, faster cognitive worsening, and greater caregiver burden, according to a study published in Frontiers in Medicine online Dec. 27, 2016. It is characterized by the worsening or emergence of
Most of the time, memory blips are due to normal age-related changes, but sometimes memory complaints can herald the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a stage of memory loss that represents the first signs of dementia in many individuals. Taking a memory loss test can help determine whether you or
Many of my patients report having memory problems, most commonly beginning in their early 50s. Most people are afraid that they may be showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), especially if they have seen a family member affected by it. With more patients aging healthily into their 80s and beyond,
As you get older, it is natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop AD, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. But, how