memory

Some brain cells remain constant while others can be reprogrammed

By uclahealth • October 16, 2020
Dear Doctors: My memory is terrible and to be honest, it always has been. I seem to spend half my time searching for my keys or wondering whether I forgot to turn off the stove and lights. Could memory training help? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 22, 2018
Dear Doctor: I read that dementia rates are going down due to rising education levels, but I don't have a college degree. Should I be more worried than most? Robert Ashley, MD, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 29, 2018
People get too little sleep for lots of reasons. But whether you’re binge-watching Game of Thrones or nursing a colicky baby, the results are the same: you’re really tired the next day. Now [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • November 17, 2017
Are you concerned about a loved one’s memory beginning to slip? The onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can be a scary and emotionally painful point in a person’s life and the lives of his or her friends and family. Catching the early signs of cognitive decline [...]
By uclahealth • May 8, 2017
When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017
Caring for a loved one with dementia is a job nobody would choose. But with more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a reality for many families. In honor of Family Caregiving Month, Zaldy S. Tan, [...]
By uclahealth • November 8, 2016
It’s no secret that our memory worsens as we grow older. Now a new UCLA study conducted in mice reveals how aging weakens the brain’s ability [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • June 3, 2016