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.
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.
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.
David Robson, 26 January 2016
For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives.
NaturalHealth365, February 1, 2016
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For those looking to combat Alzheimer's, a new animal study is shedding light on a snack that may reduce the risk and even help prevent the disease: walnuts.
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.
Ravelle Worthington, Aug 3, 2015
Banish mental fatigue and strengthen your memory with these powerful bites.
Losing your keys is harmless, but some mental slip-ups could actually be serious
Older adults who perform poorly on the Memory Binding Test (MBT) are at increased risk of developing amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and dementia, new research suggests.