Memory problems

Short-term vs long-term memory Working memory is a relatively recent term, a refinement of an older concept - that of short-term memory. Short-term memory was called thus to distinguish...
We all know that lack of sleep makes us more prone to attentional failures, more likely to make mistakes, makes new information harder to learn, old information harder to...
What is a tip-of-the-tongue experience? The tip-of-the-tongue experience (TOT) is characterized by being able to retrieve quite a lot of information about the target word without being...
The Seattle Longitudinal Study of Adult Intelligence has followed a group of more than 5000 people for well over four decades. The program began in 1956 and participants have...
Many people, particularly as they get older, have concerns about short-term memory problems: going to another room to do something and then forgetting why you’re...
What do we mean by word-finding problems? Here are some examples:
There is a very common form of forgetfulness that is not really a failure of memory. When we get in our car to drive to place A and find ourselves instead on the road to the more...
Is there such a thing as a photographic memory? Will memorizing lists and speeches improve my memory? I've read that people only use 10% of their brain. Is this true? I seem to have more...
Prevalence of Parkinson's Disease After Alzheimer's disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder is Parkinson’s disease. In the U.S., at least 500,000 are believed to have...
I was recently asked for advice in the case of increased “brain blocks” — failures to retrieve information that should be readily accessible. This...

Alzheimer's & other dementias

Cameron Camp, director of the Myers Research Institute, began looking at the Montessori method as a way of helping Alzheimer's patients some 10 years ago. The Montessori method, developed...
Except in the cases of stroke or traumatic brain injury, loss of cognitive function is not something that happens all at once. Cognitive impairment that comes with age may be thought of as...
LBD: What is it?
Prevalence Vascular dementia, as its name suggests, is caused by poor blood flow, produced by a single, localized stroke, or series of strokes.
Movement with Meaning: A Multisensory Program for Individuals in Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
Prevalence of dementia Dementia is estimated1 to afflict over 35.5 million people worldwide -- this includes nearly 10 million people in Europe, nearly 4.4 million in North America, nearly 7...
A study1 of nearly 2000 older adults has found that eating a Mediterranean diet was associated with less risk of developing mild cognitive impairment
What is it?
Stimulating activities
Alzheimer's disease currently affects one in 10 people over age 65 and nearly half of those over age 85. More than 19 million Americans say they have a family member with the disease, and 37...