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How-to slow down memory loss: 3 tips (Video)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 9 US adults 45 years and older report memory issues. And 40% of US adults 65 years and older have age-associated memory impairment.     As we age, certain cognitive functions naturally decline, like our memory. This means that we can’t always prevent…

3 tips for improving memory (Video)

Can you remember where you put your keys last night? What about that mental grocery list you swore you didn’t need to write down? A bad memory can be stressful and frustrating. Here are three tips that will help you improve it:  One, don’t just think it—say it. You’re more…

Eating an excessive amount of spicy food might increase risk of dementia; study participants who consumed more than 50 grams of chili a day had double the risk of memory decline

New research shows that spicy food—chili in particular—might lead to a greater risk of dementia. Participants who ate more than 50 grams of chili a day had a higher risk of experiencing cognitive decline with age. Researchers analyzed 4582 Chinese individuals over the age of 55 for 15 years: the…

Memory problems: a ubiquitous phenomenon in depression

A cardinal feature of depression, like other mental health conditions such as anxiety or trauma, is difficulty with memory: remembering, recalling, and—sometimes in severe cases—recognizing people, things, tasks, memories, events, and to-dos. Often, people with depression will have great difficulty remembering where things in the house or at work may…

Distinguishing breaks in memory from early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s diminishes one’s memory, ability to think, and everyday functioning; currently, an estimated 5.8 million Americans suffer from the disease. That said, memory loss doesn’t always signify Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia—instead, we might experience a simple lapse in our memory. It’s important to distinguish the difference and understand…

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