How much TV is too much?

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

New vitamin for memory loss

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 oil can 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.


13 ways to sharpen your mind

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.


The factors linked to better memory

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


Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

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


Diabetes linked to memory loss

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

Health news

Foods that can 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.


Finally, good news about alcohol

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


Sugar improves memory in over 60s

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

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

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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