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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.

Prevention

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.

Health

Researchers link these three health factors to a better memory

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

Diseases

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.

Health

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.

Health

Alcohol lets the good times roll, study finds

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

News

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.

Mental Health

Everyday habits to keep your memory in good shape

By age 60, more than half of adults will have concerns about their memory. Your daily habits and lifestyle can have an impact on how well your memory works.

Mental Health

Why am I forgetting things?

All of us are forgetful from time to time and increasingly so as we age, but memory lapses are not always just old age catching up with us.

Brain Training

How to remember important information

Does your mind go blank when you see a familiar face? Learn the best ways to commit names and other information to memory so you won’t be caught out again.

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