Tag: your memory
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
Mirtazapine Does Not Boost SSRI Effectiveness
When patients have residual symptoms of depression after at least six weeks of treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), many physicians add mirtazapine. A study published in November in the British Medical Journal found that this combination was
Q: I have always suffered from extreme claustrophobia. Is there a way to treat it, or will I always have anxiety in tight spaces?
A: Like many other phobias, claustrophobia can often be treated successfully with some form of psychotherapy. You would start any form of therapy by describing the situations
A sincere, but often challenging New Year’s resolution many of us make is to patch things up with family members or friends with whom there may be some lingering disputes or misunderstandings. However, a common obstacle to a happy resolution is conflicting versions of events.
Think about times when you deeply
Memory Maximizers: Reducing Your Stress May Improve Your Memory; Revisit New Information Soon After Learning It
Reducing Your Stress May Improve Your Memory
It may come as no surprise, but recent research suggests that people with higher stress levels may struggle more with memory than those who are generally more relaxed. A study published in the American Academy of Neurology journal Neurology found that adults in their
Although Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are not yet entirely preventable, you can learn to boost your ability to organize information, cement it in your mind, and recall it more easily. The following tips on how to improve memory are among the most accessible steps you can take
As you get older, it’s natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of dementia. In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. How can you
Think your low-fat diet is protecting your brain? Think again. Healthy fats are vital to brain function and the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s, and a low-fat diet can deprive your brain of essential nutrients.
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Study Finds Older Adults More Likely to Overshare Than Younger People (Jan., p2)
What to Know About Rekindling Romance (Feb., p7)
Sad, Serious Life Events May Speed Up Aging of the Body and Brain (June p2)
When it Comes to Improving Thinking and