Walking could arrest memory decline

Living in a a neighbourhood that encourages walking could help the elderly stave off cognitive decline, says a new research.

Shift work link to brain power decline: Study

People who work shifts for 10 years or more may suffer loss of memory and brain power, said a study Tuesday that also warned of safety concerns in high-risk jobs.

Stress may speed up memory decline later in life

A new animal study has revealed that increased stress hormones might speed up cognitive decline in people as they age.

Common infections may cause memory decline

Exposure to common infections is linked to memory and brain function - even if the infections never made you ill, a new research has warned.

Even cold sores may increase memory decline risk: Study

An exposure to common infections like cold sores, mild pneumonia or stomach discomforts - even if the infections never made you ill - may increase risk of memory decline, shows new study.

Older people stop foraging too early resulting in memory decline

Older people struggle to recall items because they flit too often between `patches` in their memories, a new study has suggested.

Poor sleep can cause memory decline in elderly

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have for the first time found a link between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration in older adults.

Common HIV drug may damage brain and lead to memory decline

A commonly prescribed anti-retroviral drug that is used long term by patients infected with HIV may contribute to cognitive impairment by damaging nerve cells, a new Johns Hopkins study has suggested.

Memory decline speeds up during last 2 years of life

A person’s memory declines at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life than at any other time after memory problems first begin, researchers of two new studies revealed.