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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

2018 HN Index

Alcohol Consumption

In rheumatoid arthritis patients, Jan., 4
Guidelines revisited, June 5; July 4
Rates increasing, Feb., 2
Bones, Joints, and Pain
Back pain, spinal fusion, March, 8
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Fibromyalgia, Jan., 3
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Knee pain, noninvasive treatment, Sept., 2
Marijuana,

6. Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s disease begins with mild symptoms and gets worse over time. Some people are aware of the cognitive decline, while others are not. In many cases, relatives and friends first notice a problem. If you suspect that you or a loved one has cognitive impairment, see a physician. A primary

1. What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that compromises the ability to remember, think, and take care of oneself. The looming threat of losing memory and other mental abilities is frightening for many older adults. It’s helpful to understand what Alzheimer’s disease is, and also what it is not.
For example, from

4 Types of Dementia and Their Warning Signs

4 Types of Dementia and Their Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of the various types of dementia and has become something of a “catch-all” term for severe cognitive impairment, but it isn’t the only type of dementia to which older adults are vulnerable.

“Figuring out which type a person has is important, since the drug treatments that

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, is there a difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? The answer is both

Lack of Inhibitory Control—A Sign of Possible Brain Problems

Some decline in a person’s ability to exercise inhibitory control—an important brain function that allows people to suppress actions and resist interference from irrelevant stimuli—is normal with increasing age. But significant change appears to signal incipient brain problems and may make earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative processes possible, research suggests..
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Frontotemporal Dementia: Personality, Behavioral, and Language Changes

Most people are familiar with the term dementia, but few of us know about a specific condition called frontotemporal dementia. It is one of 10 categories of dementia and is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease or a psychiatric problem. (See box, “Differences Between FTD and Alzheimer’s,” page 6.)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)

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