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Memory and Amnesia slides

From a brief talk I gave on memory and amnesia. Hope it's helpful!  
BL MK
about 6 years ago
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Encyclopedia of Stress: A-D

Stress is generally defined as a strain upon a bodily organ or mental power. Depending on its duration and intensity, stress can have short- or long-lasting effects: it has been linked to heart disease, immune deficiency, memory loss, behavioral disorders, and much more. These effects on the individual also have a major impact on health care costs and services, employee productivity, and even violent crime.The Encyclopedia of Stress is the first comprehensive reference source on stressors, the biological mechanisms involved in the stress response, the effects of activating the stress response mechanisms, and the disorders that may arise as a consequence of acute or chronic stress. While other books focus on specific aspects of stress, this three-volume set covers the entire spectrum of topics, with nearly 400 articles in all. In addition to the subjects traditionally associated with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (whereby the brain sends a message to the body to react), the Encyclopedia includes a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, enzymatic disorders, effects on the cardiovascular system, immunity and inflammation, and physical illnesses. It also goes beyond the biological aspects of stress to cover topics such as stress and behavior, psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, workplace stress, post-traumatic stress, stress-reduction techniques, and current therapies. The Encyclopedia of Stress makes information easy to find and understand for a broad audience of researchers, clinicians, professionals, and students.Key Features* Presenting the first-ever encyclopedia on stress* Brings together the latest information on stressors, stress responses, and the disorders that can result* Covers stress from molecules to man to societies* Contains nearly 400 articles, covering a wide range of stress-related topics* Arranges topics in easily found alphabetical order* Supplements each article with a glossary and further reading list* Provides the most comprehensive coverage of stress available* Includes extensive cross-referencing between articles and a complete subject index* Covers hot topics, ranging from stress in the workplace and post-traumatic stress disorder to stress-related diseases* Edited by one of the world's leading authorities on stress* Written by more than 560 experts from 20 different countries* Appeals to a wide audience seeking information on topics within and outside their areas of expertise  
books.google.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Study links methionine-rich diet to increased risk of memory loss

Researchers suggest a diet high in the amino acid methionine leads to hypermethylation of an important brain protein, which promotes memory loss.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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New targets, test to develop treatments for memory disorder

In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a number of new therapeutic targets for memory disorders and have...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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CDC Conducts Surveys on Memory Loss, Confusion in Households CME/CE

: A survey reveals that 4 million households in 13 states have at least 1 family member with confusion or memory loss, prompting the need for these families to seek out services and supports.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Dimebon for Alzheimer's disease | Cochrane

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative disorder of the brain. It is expected to be four times more common in 2050 than it was in 2006. Common symptoms of AD include memory loss, difficulties completing daily tasks, and changes in mood, behaviour and personality. Currently approved drug treatments for AD have only modest benefits and have not been shown to slow down the progression of the disease. There is a need for more effective drugs. Latrepirdine (also known as Dimebon) has been suggested as a potential treatment for AD and other dementias. Clinical studies have had conflicting findings, so we conducted a systematic review and pooled all the available data to assess the effects of latrepirdine. We looked for studies to help us answer this question by conducting a literature search in June 2014. We combined data from seven studies with a total of 1697 patients with AD. We were unable to conclude whether latrepirdine has any beneficial effect on cognition and function in people with AD due to variations in the results between studies and because the effects we estimated were too imprecise. However, the evidence suggests that latrepirdine may have a positive effect in treating behavioural symptoms, and that it is not associated with adverse effects in people with AD. Although seven studies have been done, data from only six studies were available and most of the studies were not fully reported. We contacted the investigators for additional data but received no response.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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What's the best way to fight memory loss? - BBC News

We'd all like to about keep our brains as sharp as possible as we age. But what are the best ways to do this?  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Memory-loss man case 'like nothing we have ever seen before'

A psychologist has described a unique case, new to science. A 38-year-old fit and healthy man suffered memory loss after a local anesthetic and root-canal treatment at his dentist. For the past decade he can only remember up to 90 minutes. Symptoms are akin to those depicted in movies such as Groundhog Day and Memento. And, there is no evidence that the treatment at the dentist can be blamed for his condition. He is fully aware of his identity and his personality did not change -- but every day the man thinks it is the day of his dental appointment.  
sciencedaily.com
about 4 years ago
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What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia?

FreeDem Videos Hope to Boost Ireland's Brain Health and Tackle Fears About Memory Loss 10 quirky animated videos addressing common concerns about memory loss...  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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Lesions in the Landscape: A Psychology Art Project on Amnesia |

Most medical conditions involve pain, fever, numbness, drowsiness, or any other sensation that everyone has felt in some form and can relate to. Some condi  
medgadget.com
almost 4 years ago
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Association of COPD With Increased Confusion or Memory Loss

Does COPD impact confusion and memory loss? What are the functional consequences for people living with COPD?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Persistent Neurologic Symptoms Common in Ebola Survivors

Ebola survivors often report headaches, memory loss, depressed mood, muscle pain, and vision problems months after recovery, researchers are finding.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Does Prevagen® Help Memory Loss?

Can a dietary supplement whose main ingredient was originally discovered in jellyfish improve memory problems?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Subjective Memory Complaints: Trouble Ahead

Evidence is mounting that patients' complaints of memory loss are indeed strong indicators of future cognitive impairment and should be addressed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago