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Mental Health – Memory Loss

Polysaccharide supplement may boost memory, suggests study

Posted February 23, 2014

Mannatech, a network marketing company based in Coppell, TX, has announced the results of clinical trial showing memory support benefits for its polysaccharide dietary supplment formulation called Ambrotose. The trial showed improved performance on standard mental tests in the face of mental fatigue, the company said.

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Strawberry, Cucumber Nutrient May Prevent Alzheimers Memory Loss

Posted January 31, 2014

Yet another good reason to eat your fruits and vegetables! A nutrient found in produce, especially strawberries and cucumbers, may help to prevent memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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Researchers Find Caffeine Enhances Memory

Posted January 13, 2014

For some, it’s the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it’s the morning shuffle to a coffee maker for a hot jolt of java. Then there are those who like their wake up with the kind of snap and a fizz usually found in a carbonated beverage.

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Study: Vitamin E May Help Memory

Posted January 13, 2014

A new Finnish study discovers that elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels. As published in the journal Experimental Gerontology, researchers found that various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes.

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Vitamin E may offer protection against memory disorders

Posted January 9, 2014

Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently in Experimental Gerontology. According to the researchers, various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes. The study was carried out in cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Perugia.

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Herbal antioxidants improve learning and memory, could decrease Alzheimer’s risk

Posted December 5, 2013

Susan Farr, PhD, professor of geriatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine, presented her preliminary findings regarding herbs that can reduce cognitive decline at a Society for Neuroscience conference, Neuroscience 2013. The herbs tested were rosemary and spearmint.

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Study: spearmint and rosemary extracts improve memory

Posted November 18, 2013

The health benefits of spearmint and rosemary have been described for years in numerous studies, but new research in mice suggests that antioxidants from spearmint and rosemary made into an enhanced extract can improve learning and memory, potentially helping with age-related cognitive decline.

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Researchers probe link between Vitamin D and memory

Posted November 14, 2013

Researchers are hoping to stave off one of the greatest pitfalls of aging – loss of brain function – with vitamin D. Studies have recently discovered vitamin D improves memory in mice, and researchers are hoping it will translate into humans. The world-first study is looking at how the vitamin can improve brain function in older people.

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Study Finds Unfamiliar Activities Can Do Wonders For Your Memory

Posted November 13, 2013

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “use it or lose it” from the medical community in regard to brain function, indicating the way to prevent loss of memory is to engage in mentally challenging activities. But a new study fine tunes this adage, suggesting that certain mental challenges can benefit your brain more than others.

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New research may improve early detection of dementia

Posted November 12, 2013

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer’s disease.

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