People who do artistic or crafty activities may have a lower risk dementia, researchers say.
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It may not be too long, however, until patients will be able to ward off their agonies simply by playing virtual reality games.
Before condemning Brian Williams as a narcissistic liar, let’s take a closer look at what memory research has to say about false memories and memories of traumatic experiences.
A 60-year-old businessman lost his job and much of his personality to dementia. But he learned to play the saxophone exceptionally well, according to a new report of his case.
People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show.
In the brain, the information from real events that we see flows "up" from one brain lobe to another, but the images that we imagine flow "down," new research finds.
Scientists reveal the mechanism by which the brain creates long-lasting memories of painful or scary events.
The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in Neurology.
The hectic pace of modern life means that people are often eating at odd times of the day and night, and these shifted schedules could be taking a toll on memory, new research suggests.
Poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age, a slew of new research shows.
A statin drug which is taken by millions of Americans to lower their cholesterol level may also reverse certain types of learning deficits, according to a new study in mice.
Compounds called flavanols, which are found in cocoa beans may reverse the normal age-related memory decline that is normally seen in healthy older adults, researchers say.
Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about. Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process.
Women with the personality trait of neuroticism may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.