Items Tagged ‘memory’

Ask the Doctors - Can memory training really help improve my memory?

August 22, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can memory training really help improve my memory?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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? Ready for a short answer that you’re not likely to forget? Yes. As long […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, forgetfulness, memory, memory training


Ask the Doctors - Does a college degree affect dementia risk?

March 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does a college degree affect dementia risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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? Dear Reader: Dementia is a scary disease, causing not only loss of memory but also the inability to reason through problems and, for many, difficulty with […]

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Tags: Brain function, Cognitive impairment, dementia, Dementia rate, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, Education and Dementia, high blood pressure, Higher education level, Loss of memory, Medications for Diabetes, Medications for high blood pressure


Considering an all-nighter? Pity your poor brain cells and skip it.

November 17, 2017

Considering an all-nighter? Pity your poor brain cells and skip it.

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

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 a new UCLA study shows that your brain cells get sleepy, too. And that can lead to some serious spacing out… with […]

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Tags: brain cells, memory, neuronal firing, sleep, sleep deprivation, visual perception


When to consider cognitive testing in seniors

May 8, 2017

When to consider cognitive testing in seniors

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 can help your loved one start […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, cognitive testing, dementia, memory, memory loss, mood changes, personality changes, poor decisions, seniors, social withdrawal, UCLA Health Memory Evaluation Program


Concussion care: Helping your child heal

February 21, 2017

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 function – especially for athletes who resume playing before […]

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Tags: athletes, brain injuries, coaches, concentration, concussions, contact sports, Dr.Christopher Giza, memory, mood, parents, pediatric neurologist, physical activities


The hardest job: Helpful tips for dementia caregivers

November 8, 2016

The hardest job: Helpful tips for dementia caregivers

By uclahealth uclahealth

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, MD, the medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program and assistant dean for […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, dementia, dementia caregivers, Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, emotional needs, healthcare professionals, memory, support groups, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program


Senior moment? UCLA study could help brain recapture memory connections

June 3, 2016

Senior moment? UCLA study could help brain recapture memory connections

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

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 to link related memories over time. Published May 23 in Nature, the findings also suggest a possible intervention for people suffering from age-related memory problems: The researchers devised a way […]

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Tags: BRAIN Initiative, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, memories, memory, memory studies, neuroscientists