Memory Loss

Constant Distraction May Cause Memory Loss

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

You don't have to be a senior to experience a "senior moment," meaning you forget an otherwise familiar word or name, or can't exactly remember what you planned to do the next minute. It happens throughout life, it just seems to happen more frequently with age. But it's not always due to mental decline in our later years that we lose track of things.

10 Common Myths About Dementia

Gail Elliot | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Gail Elliot

It is important to correct the person with dementia when they say things that are not true - FALSE. The cardinal rule is "never argue with a person with dementia". A person with dementia is simply taking files from their memory bank that come from another place and time. They are sure they are telling the truth.

Why I Insist On Weekly Visits With My 97-Year-Old Grandmother

Her Magazine | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

"Bubbie keeps asking you the same question because her brain has stopped being able to hold information that is recent, such as what you did today or what she might be thinking at a particular moment. She loves you very much and just being with her makes her feel very happy."

To My Dearest Baba, On Your 71st Birthday

Sana Ahmed | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sana Ahmed

One of the earliest memories from my childhood is when you'd come home, I'd help you take your shoes and socks off. Memory is a funny thing though; it's not always accurate, but more importantly, and particularly in your case, it's oftentimes fleeting, and unreliable. You may not remember this, or at times fail to even understand, you have an illness called dementia.

The Mother's Day Gift of Good Brain Health

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

With Mother's Day coming up, now seems like a fitting time to point out the incredible need for research into women's brain health. Why? Because every Mother's Day we celebrate and honour the women in our lives. But research still focuses on male brains.

The Best Way To Remember Things

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living

A new study by researchers at the University of Iowa found people don't remember what they hear as well as things they see and touch. Findings were pu...

All Those Pictures On Your Phone May Be Making You Forget Faster

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Snapping photos of every detail of your happiest moments could be wrecking your ability to remember them, a new study finds. "People so often whip ...

Why Board Games Are Not for This Mom

Lori Gard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I have decided that board games were originally invented with the sole purpose in mind of driving parents crazy. Because that is exactly how I feel af...

Alzheimer's Affects Your Past, Present and Future

Joan Sutton | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png Memory is not just our past -- it is also our present. Memory tells us how to send an email, how to get from here to there, to put on our underpants before our outerwear, how to use a knife and fork, even how to swallow. Memory is the ON button for every function we take for granted. That is the mystery that surrounds every Alzheimer's patient. How much are they aware of what they are losing?

Computers Plus Exercise Equals Better Memory Function: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Living

Keep typing and take a walk every day to prevent memory loss -- that's the message behind the Mayo Clinic's most recent study about brain function. ...

Is It Alzheimer's Or Absent-Mindedness? 12 Ways To Tell

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Living

It's said that with age comes wisdom, but according to a study out of the Yale School of Medicine, the wisdom to handle multiple tasks can get muddled...

5 Disease-Fighting "Superstar" Foods To Add To Your Diet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Just call them the Fantastic Five; a group of disease-fighting superfoods that boost energy while helping to vanquish illnesses like diabetes, heart d...