Alzheimers Disease

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Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory
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April 18th, 2014
Although forgetting is normal and vital to how the brain works, it sometimes happens in strange or unexplained ways.
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Spotless Mind? Erasing Memories Not Just Science Fiction
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April 2nd, 2014
Whether it's messy breakup or a traumatic car crash, there are some memories many of us would rather erase from our minds. Although the idea was explored in the 2004 film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," the total erasure of conscious memories is
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'Nana Tech': Smart Shoes & Handheld EKGs Could Keep Seniors Safe
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March 19th, 2014
Devices to keep seniors at home and independent are becoming sleeker, smarter and less intrusive, and wearable technology could make future care even brighter.
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Antipsychotic Drugs Harm Older People, Let's Reduce Their Use (Op-Ed)
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April 9th, 2014
Psychotropic drugs are being over-used in Australian aged-care facilities to chemically restrain residents, according to both researchers and several government reports. But despite all this attention, little is being done to reduce their use.
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Memory Lapses: When Should You Be Worried?
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March 28th, 2014
If you're having some memory lapses that worry you, discuss them with your doctor.
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Erasing Bad Memories: Wiping Out Unconscious Traces Is Possible
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March 18th, 2014
Researchers have shown that actively trying to forget an unwanted memory may actually weaken the underlying, unconscious trace as well.
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Exercise in Young-Adult Years May Improve Brain Function
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April 2nd, 2014
People who are fitter in their 20s may have sharper minds in their 40s and 50s, a new study finds.
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Protective Brain Molecule May Stave Off Alzheimer's
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March 19th, 2014
Scientists have long wondered why some people develop Alzheimer's disease while others have healthy brains throughout their lifetime. Now, new research identifies a molecule that protects brain cells from the stress of aging, which may stave off neurodege
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