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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…

Memory loss and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease: Individuals forget how to perform simple tasks, get lost in familiar places, and can become depressed

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 simply lapse in our memory. It’s important to distinguish the difference and understand…

What’s the difference between implicit and explicit memory? Implicit is recalled unconsciously while explicit requires a conscious effort

Implicit memory is recalled unconsciously; a common form is procedural memories, help us walk, talk, and drive a car on a regular basis without much effort. An Implicit Association Test was created to test our associations with particular individuals; it urges subjects to make quick judgments and often indicates implicit…

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