Mind & Memory

Our mind and memory are two of the great wonders of humanity, making us who we are. The ability to think, to have intelligence and to create cherished memories are some of our greatest assets as humans, yet many people neglect taking care of them before it’s too late.

There are many warning signs that can flag up potential problems with our mind and memory, like inexplicable sudden forgetfulness and other often missed neurological problems. While forgetfulness may be one of the first signs of normal ageing, you don’t have to accept the fact that declining brain function “happens to all of us” as we grow older. A bit of forgetfulness as you age is normal, however in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the onset of dementia, this decline will be much more pronounced. For example, it’s common in normal ageing to have to pause to remember directions or to forget words occasionally, but it’s not normal to become lost in familiar places or to forget the names of close family members.

The normal signs of ageing set aside, protecting your mind and memory also involves being aware of other risk factors like how to spot neurological problems and how sleeping problems can affect how your brain and nervous system functions. There are in fact easy ways in which you can help preserve your mind as you progress into old age and we shall inform of all the natural tips and tricks you can add to your life today. These include the diet that can help keep your memory sharp or the worrying side effects of some antidepressants.

The Daily Health offers the latest research breakthroughs on how to keep your mind clear and healthy well into your old age by avoiding certain drugs and using brain-protecting alternatives remedies.

Latest Articles in Mind & Memory

ageing, life expectancy, air, air freshener

A Simple Way To Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

The best way to learn about Alzheimer's disease is also the worst way. Ten years ago, a family friend was dealt a terrible blow when doctors confirmed his mum had Alzheimer's dis...

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obesity, junk food

Is Your Diet Affecting Your Mental Health?

The idea that food affects the mind and mental health is an alien concept to many people. However, since the brain is one of the most delicate organs in our bodies - using up to 30...

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drug side effects, pharmaceutical drugs

Are You At Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

According to the Alzheimer's Disease Society there are just under a million people suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD), in the UK. The condition causes severe memory problems...

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aspirin, Rheumatoid Arthritis, drugs

Don’t Fall Victim To This Alzheimer’s Con…

Sadly, what I'm about to tell you is possibly the vilest con game I've heard of... well, at least that's according to my standards. Unfortunately, if you're a caregiver for an A...

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antidepressants

Antipsychotic Drugs Increase Risk Of Death in Elderly

"Any new symptom in an older person should be considered side effect from drugs until proven otherwise." That quote, from a geriatric specialist, appeared in an e-mail I sent you...

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drugs, side effects, NSAIDs, painkillers

Can Painkillers Mend A Broken Heart?

A great aunt of mine, insisted that infants should be given whisky in hot weather to calm them down. The rest of my family considered this bizarre baby care advice, and ignored ...

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placebo

The Hidden Risks Of Taking Sleep Pills

"Never again!" That was the reaction of my friend Marcy after she tried Stilnoct (also known as Stilnox or Ambien) to help her sleep. Stilnoct was among the many sleep pills foun...

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drugs, drug money, big pharma

Mental Health: Drugs For Shy Or Eccentric People?

Brace yourself because I'm going to tell you something about yourself, which you were probably completely unaware of: Chances are you have a mental illness. Or you soon might ha...

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Some Depressed People Do Worse On Drugs

When depressed patients are treated with drugs, some don't respond. Meanwhile, others actually improve when only given a placebo. To drug researchers, this seems odd... it's alm...

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ADHD, Mental Health

Safe Alternatives For Treating ADHD

Consider this: Imagine a four-year-old having suicidal thoughts. That's almost impossible to conceive of. Not if you look at the results of numerous studies involving the most w...

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