Excessive television watching linked to poorer memory

Watching television for more than three and a half hours a day in later life is associated with a decline in verbal memory, according to new research from University College London.

Health & Ageing

Miracle vitamin can stop you feeling ‘scatterbrained’

Nicotinamide riboside is thought to improve muscle health, longevity, energy levels and age-related memory loss and cognitive decline.

Mental Health

Preserve memory by clearing stress

As well as being associated with other serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, depression and accelerated ageing, stress has been shown to have a negative impact on your long-term memory.

Health news

Common condiment can improve memory and fight Alzheimer’s

A common condiment used in most kitchens – extra virgin olive oil – could prevent the onset of cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s disease.


How to … keep your mind sharp

While mild memory loss may be a natural part of ageing, there are simple changes we can make to improve our brain function and keep our minds sharp.


Researchers link these three health factors to a better memory

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age.


Common gut infection linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s

A fungus previously perceived as harmless can cause memory problems and brain abnormalities that resemble those characteristics of Alzheimer's disease.


Type 2 diabetes linked to memory loss in older Aussies

New research shows that type 2 diabetes is associated with a decline in verbal memory and fluency in older people.

Health News

Scientists discover foods that can help prevent memory loss

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time.


Alcohol lets the good times roll, study finds

Study suggests drinking may help you banish bad memories and remember only the good things.


Sugar improves memory in over 60s, helps them work smarter

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Mental Health

New memory clinics at frontline of dementia research

The race to find a cure for dementia has received a boost through a $38 million chain of memory centres and registry of clinical trial volunteers.

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