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Memory

Effects on functional brain activity of four weeks’ supplementation with a multivitamin and mineral supplement

Nutritionists have concluded that multivitamin and mineral supplementation can dramatically improve mood and brain activity in only four weeks.

New study: Improve memory and overall brain activity by eating blueberries

For some older adults, “senior moments” – those brief but embarrassing episodes in which car keys are misplaced or familiar names are fumbled – are only minor annoyances. But, for millions of people looking to improve memory and brain function, forgetful moments are not insignificant and tend to be quite disturbing.

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Memory pill maker sued on grounds no proof it works

WASHINGTON – Quincy Bioscience LLC, which makes the memory supplement Prevagen, was hit with a lawsuit on Monday filed by the Federal Trade Commission and New York attorney general's office, which alleged that there is no proof the supplement works.

The medicine, which costs $24 to $68 for 30 pills, is advertised on cable and broadcast television, according to the FTC, which is seeking refunds for customers who bought Prevagen.

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Pink Noise Improves Sleep and Memory

Researchers at Northwestern University have determined that soft sound stimulation synced up with the rhythm of brain waves induces an improved deep sleep in older individuals. Such stimulation even boosts those adults' ability to recall specific words. An example of such gentle audio stimulation is a rushing waterfall. The study details were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

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If you’re over 60, drink up: alcohol associated with better memory

Brian Downer, PhD, October 22, 2014
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland found that for people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory — the ability to recall memories of events.