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Improve Your Memory With Flashcards

At some point in our education, we learned how to effectively make and use flash cards to help us learn material for school subjects, whether it was questions about our history, vocabulary words for science or remembering the Table of Elements and what each symbol represented. But why, exactly, are flash cards so effective in…

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is an ever growing nerve disease that affects approximately 50,000 Americans each year. It is, essentially, a breakdown of the chemical dopamine, which signals the parts of the brain that controls muscle movement. When your nerve cells break down and don’t create enough dopamine, you are no longer able to control your muscle…

Memory Loss Caused by Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a disease that primarily affects the portion of the brain that primarily controls motor control and learning abilities. It is a genetic disorder, and those with parents carrying the Huntington’s disease gene have a 50% chance of inheriting the disorder. People that have the genetic disposition for Huntington’s disease  tend to show a…

Statin Drugs can Cause Memory Loss

If you suffer from high cholesterol, you understand what can happen if it’s not taken care of properly. High cholesterol, though controllable, can leave you at risk for numerous medical issues, including cardiovascular disease, strokes, and heart attacks. In order to control high cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe certain drugs called statin drugs, which are…

What Tests are Used to Determine Causes of Memory Loss?

When you start to realize you are suffering from memory lapses and significant memory loss, it’s time to see a doctor for some neurological exams. By assessing your mental state and memory with neurological exams, a doctor can accurately diagnose any short-term or long-term issues you may be experiencing with your memory. There are many…

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