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Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.
Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.
Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory?

Got your heart set on a career as a detective? Here's a clue that may help you crack that first big case.
Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests.
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds.
Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study

Hepatitis C infection does not contribute to mental decline in people with HIV, according to a new study.
Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says.
Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

Memory lapses in people with higher levels of education may be associated with increased stroke risk, researchers report.

 

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