Memory problems

What do we mean by word-finding problems? Here are some examples:
I was recently asked for advice in the case of increased “brain blocks” — failures to retrieve information that should be readily accessible. This...
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...
Have you ever been driving a car and suddenly you’re not sure what to do? You’re traveling along in usual automatic fashion and there comes a...
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...
The other day I was sitting in the sunshine in my living room going through some journal articles I'd photocopied. I realized I needed to staple the pages together and went down to my...
The effects of exercise on cognitive function in older adults A number of studies in the past few years have provided evidence that physical exercise can ameliorate the effects of aging on the brain...
Planning memory contains your plans and goals (such as, “I must pick up the dry-cleaning today”; “I intend to finish this project within three months”)....
A very common situation today, which is probably responsible for a great deal of modern anxiety about failing memory, is that where we're required to “...
What are external memory aids? External memory aids include such strategies as:

Alzheimer's & other dementias

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...
Prevalence Vascular dementia, as its name suggests, is caused by poor blood flow, produced by a single, localized stroke, or series of strokes.
LBD: What is it?
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...
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...
Genes Several genes have been implicated in Alzheimer's, but the big one is the e4 allele of the ApoE gene (on chromosome 19). This variant is found in about a quarter of the population. Having it...
What is it?
Movement with Meaning: A Multisensory Program for Individuals in Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
A study1 of nearly 2000 older adults has found that eating a Mediterranean diet was associated with less risk of developing mild cognitive impairment
Stimulating activities