News tagged with forgetfulness
(HealthDay)—About 13 percent of Americans 60 and older say they have increasing problems with thinking and memory and that they suffer growing confusion, a new report released Thursday shows.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Some memory problems common to older adults may stem from an inability to segment daily life into discrete experiences, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psycho ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute (RRI) and the University of Toronto's Psychology Department have found compelling evidence that older adults can eliminate forgetfulness and perform as well ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 2 |
Vascular brain injury from conditions such as high blood pressure and stroke are greater risk factors for cognitive impairment among non-demented older people than is the deposition of the amyloid plaques in the brain that ...
Neuroscience Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Forgetfulness, lack of orientation, cognitive decline… about 700, 000 Germans suffer from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Now researchers from the University of Ulm, among them the Epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
While we often think of memory as a way of preserving the essential idea of who we are, little thought is given to the importance of forgetting to our wellbeing, whether what we forget belongs in the "horrible memories department" ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The difficulties that many women describe as memory problems when menopause approaches are real, according to a study published today in the journal Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society.
Medical research Mar 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Children with mild traumatic brain injuries appear more likely to have persistent postconcussion symptoms, including cognitive complaints such as inattention and forgetfulness, which can affect quality of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A key misplaced yet again? Unable to recall a name? Forgetfulness frequently leads to anxiety: is it just a sign of age, or are these the first symptoms of the onset of Alzheimers ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 12, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (13) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Weve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 17, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (25) | 19 |
With age, forgetfulness and other signs of memory loss sometimes appear, prompting elderly individuals to seek a medical evaluation amid fears that they may be experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
It's time for forgetting to get some respect, says Ben Storm, author of a new article on memory in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "We need to rethink how we ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 18, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 5 |
Everyone's a little bit racist, posits the song from the musical Avenue Q. But it may not be your fault, according to research in the latest edition of the British Journal of Social Psychology. In looking for the culprit as to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 29, 2011 | 3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Inhaling a concentrated cloud of insulin through the nose twice a day appears to slow - and in some cases reverse - symptoms of memory loss in people with early signs of Alzheimer's disease, a new pilot study has found.
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
Have you heard the saying "You only remember what you want to remember"? Now there is evidence that it may well be correct. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows that we can train ourselves to forget things.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 05, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Forgetting (retention loss) refers to apparent loss of information already encoded and stored in an individual's long term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage. It is subject to delicately balanced optimization that ensures that relevant memories are recalled. Forgetting can be reduced by repetition and/or more elaborate cognitive processing of information. Reviewing information in ways that involve active retrieval seems to slow the rate of forgetting.
Forgetting functions (amount remembered as a function of time since an event was first experienced) have been extensively analyzed. The most recent evidence suggests that a power function provides the closest mathematical fit to the forgetting function. 
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