Tag Archives: Memory Problems

Precise Transcranial Brain Stimulation Improves Working Memory? (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Working memory (short-term memory) declines with age, but it appears that a new technique involving transcranial brain stimulation may have some potential for helping to restore working memory to levels typical of more youthful individuals. “The results provide insight … Continue reading

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Hippocampal Neurogenesis Life-Long (BBC News / Nature Medicine)

Summary Contrary to popular belief, the creation of new brain cells persists throughout life (in the hippocampus at least); although the rate of neurogenesis may decline with old age, and fall massively in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, … Continue reading

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The Subjective Impact of Cognitive Impairment Upon People with Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Disease)

Summary Qualitative research which explores the subjective impact of cognitive impairment on people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers / families. Full Text Link Reference Lawson, RA. Collerton, D. [and] Taylor, JP. [et al] (2018). Coping with cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

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Exploring Work at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (BBC News / Buck Institute for Research on Aging)

Summary A brief investigation into the research activities and aims of the Buck Institute for Research On Aging, based in California, USA. Full Text Link Reference Walsh, F. (2017). What are the secrets of the superagers? London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age. Full Text Link Reference ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Appears Effective for Amnestic MCI? (NHS Choices / Acupuncture in Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review examined carefully selected randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for treating mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal places this research in context, but is … Continue reading

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Suppose I Lose It: An Update by Joan Bakewell (BBC Radio 4)

Summary Joan Bakewell, today on BBC Radio 4, explored the subject of dementia, how dementia affects people and their families, the importance of early diagnosis, various aspects of person-centered care, the services available post-diagnosis, and the importance of dementia-friendly communities. … Continue reading

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Senior Moments and Awareness of Memory Lapses: No Cause For Concern? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Research in the USA indicates that the experience of memory lapses (so-called “senior moments”) may be less a cause for concern than a failing sense of memory awareness (i.e. forgetting what has been forgotten). This study, which followed over … Continue reading

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Best Practice in Memory Services (NHS England / NHS Improving Quality)

Summary The “Best Practice in Memory Services: Learning from across England” report presents the findings from visits to memory services led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. The memory … Continue reading

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Suppose I Lose It: An investigation by Joan Bakewell (BBC Radio 4)

Summary Joan Bakewell, tonight on BBC Radio 4, explores the topic of dementia, how dementia affects people and their families, the importance of early diagnosis, the services available post-diagnosis, and the broader importance of dementia-friendly communities. Read and hear more (following broadcast tonight): BBC Radio … Continue reading

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