Got 12 minutes? That’s all it takes to reduce one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease!
The Memory Quiz can put your mind at ease about misplacing your car keys occasionally, or it can motivate you to consult with your doctor. The question to ask if you seem to be misplacing your car keys more often is “When you find your keys, then do you remember that you put them there in the first place?
Subjective cognitive complaints may be the earliest detectable stages of preclinical dementia.
Researchers have honed in on a link between genetics, the gut microbiome, and memory. A new study identified a lactate as a key memory-boosting molecular messenger in mouse models. Mice fed Lactobacillus microbes had increased levels of GABA in their brains.
These cells, which are the most numerous in the brain, are essential to your ability to function!
Acetylcholine helps muscarinic M1 receptors in the prefrontal cortex to maintain information in working memory. As acetylcholine actions at M1 receptors are reduced in conditions which affect working memory, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report the M1 receptor may serve as a potential therapeutic target to restore working memory.
Two investigational treatments, solanezumab and gantenerumab, failed to prevent memory loss or cognitive decline in patients with a rare, inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, who were enrolled in a Phase 2/3 clinical trial (NCT01760005).
Study finds a link between blood supply to the hippocampus and cognitive performance.
Altering microglia in rats helped enhance their performance in memory tasks by up to 50%. The findings could help to develop new therapies that enhance memory function and prevent cognitive decline in humans.
Microglia, key immune cells in the brain, may play a significant role in memory retention.