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Are Your Medications Making You Forgetful? Causing Fuzzy Thinking?

The onset of memory lapses and cognition problems are often chalked up as inevitable aspects of aging. But for many people, it’s their medications that are causing some memory and thinking issues. The side effects of drugs ranging from cold medicines to anti-anxiety medications often list complications like memory lapses,

Neuropsychological Tests: What’s Involved

Some memory lapses are normal as you age, but if you are concerned about your forgetfulness, there is a range of tests that can evaluate your cognition. These tests aim to identify possible cognitive impairment—or rule it out—as early as possible, but for some individuals the results are inconclusive. “In

Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment

Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment

Most older adults have some memory slips, but mild cognitive impairment crosses the line from normal lapses into excessive memory changes. MCI is the stage that comes after age-associated memory impairment, and it sometimes—but not always—leads to dementia.

Currently, as many as 15 to 20 percent of Americans aged 65 and

4. Building Positivity

In the previous chapter, we looked at the foundational traits that have been shown to be linked with happiness and optimism as well as ways you can cultivate these traits in yourself.

In this chapter, we will look at some additional approaches you can use that also promote happiness and well-being.

Try These Strategies to Help Improve Your Learning and Memory Skills

Concentrating better as you learn new information is critical to locking in new memories. But what you do after that can be just as helpful.

Clinical neuropsychologist Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, and Clara Vila-Castelar, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology

Memory Maximizers: Memory Health & Brain Function

Take a Walk in Your Mind, Depositing Bits of Information Along the Way
Without realizing it, you attach memories to songs, smells and even shops. Not just shops, of course, but locations. Think about the flood of memories that accompany a return to your childhood home or your alma mater. But

4 Memory Exercises to Keep Your Brain Sharp

4 Memory Exercises to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Although research has yet to uncover a means of preventing Alzheimer’s disease, there is evidence that actively engaging your mind to “cement memories” can help preserve them as you age. And the earlier you start working on your memory, the better. Here are some memory exercises that may help you

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

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