Memory

What’s an Alzheimer’s Diet? [Sample Meal Plan]

Is there an Alzheimer's Diet?

Is there a diet that can ward off memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s? Is there an “Alzheimer’s Diet”? Epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris and her team at Rush University Medical Center say that there is. In a hefty study, they took 923 seniors and put them on a diet. The plan took some foods from the…

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Does Alcohol Cause Memory Loss or Not?

Does Alcohol Cause Memory Loss or Not?

If you’ve ever blacked out after a night of drinking, you know that alcohol can cause some memory loss. Studies have found that alcohol has a negative impact on the brain. It impairs reflexes, vision, speech, balance, and memory. That said, there are also those who say that moderate drinking can help prevent memory loss.…

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Is Caffeine Good for Your Memory Or Not?

Is caffeine good for your memory?

As far as food studies go, caffeine is one of the most researched substances. Why? Because eighty-five percent of the US adult population consumes at least one caffeinated beverage a day. For millions of people across the country, a caffeinated cup of coffee or a soda is the way to kick-start the day. Whether this…

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Diabetes and Memory Problems: What’s the Link?

Diabetes and Memory Problems

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of Americans with diabetes has surpassed 29 million. With the high sugar, high starch diet most Americans consume, it shows no sign of slowing down. People with diabetes are at risk for many health problems. Diabetes can cause cardiovascular disease, skin conditions, and hearing impairment.…

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Can’t Remember Anything? Maybe You Need to Relax…

Can't remember anything? Relax...

Can’t Remember Where You Put the Keys? Imagine not being able to find your way home or remember the name of your loved ones. Fear of memory loss is natural because our memories allow us to be who we are. Millions of people experience lapses in memory. But memory issues are oftentimes not addressed until they…

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Memory Issues? Don’t Panic, it Could be Your ADD!

Is your ADD causing memory issues?

Forgetting is a normal part of life; you might forget where you put your car keys or your cell phone once in a while. Most of the time it’s annoying. Sometimes it can have serious consequences. It can be scary, too, especially when you’re in your middle or senior years. Memory issues are often associated…

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Bad Memory: Is Your Medication to Blame?

Bad memory: are your pills to blame?

When Duane Graveline greeted his wife as a stranger, it could have been a practical joke. Perhaps he was asking her out on a date. Maybe she would play along and accept. Or, she would decline because she knew she’d never sleep again with his snoring! It wasn’t a joke, though. The former NASA astronaut,…

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Is Your Thyroid Making You Forgetful?

Is your thyroid making you forgetful?

Are you becoming forgetful? Do you know where you parked the car? Do you remember what you had for lunch yesterday? Can you recall details from an article you read last week? If it’s all just a blur, don’t worry, these incidences are considered normal, “mild” short-term memory loss. If these problems persist or make…

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Memory Loss: 3 Ways to Protect Yourself

3 steps to preventing memory loss

If you’re like many of us, you’re worrying about memory loss. Maybe you’ve seen a loved one suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer’s, and you don’t like what you saw. Perhaps you’re wondering if there is anything you can do to protect your memory. New research suggests that there is. You probably won’t be surprised to…

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