Extraordinary memory or poor memory.

“Apple. Table. Chair.” Remember those objects. The substance of memory prompts fascinating questions, conjectures and also quandaries. “For me, it’s how extraordinary our memory can be in some cases and how impossibly poor it can be in other cases,” said Dr. David E. Dr. Warren, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he specializes the application of scientific findings to clinical treatm...
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Some do’s and don’ts

When confronted with the reality of Alzheimer’s disease, there is often uncertainty about what to do or what not to do. Our instincts are not always right and it may be worthwhile to consider the following: DON’TS: Don’t ignore memory loss - Memory loss that affects one’s functioning is not normal – even in elderly people. There are simple tests available which most GP’s can do to confirm whether further investigations are necessary or not. Don’t be afraid to seek help - Treatment is mo...
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OTC drugs implicated in cognition testing

So-called anticholinergic drugs, easily available treatments widely known by trade names associated with treatments for sleep disorder, hypertension, heart disease and COPD, have been linked with cognitive impairment and a higher risk of developing dementia, according to research concluded at the Indiana University School of Medicine. As reported on the CNN website, study subjects were assessed on a range of memory and cognitive tests and, with the aid of PET and MRI imaging technology, they wer...
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