Alzheimer's

Anxiety Can Cause Memory Loss— But Does The Fogginess Last Forever?

Source: Well + Good

Source: Well + Good

Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows how exhausting and all-consuming it can be. Because of that, it can lead to a particularly unwelcome side effect: memory loss. “Imagine that anxiety is powerful energy that pulsates through the body and mind and perpetuates negative emotions and sensationalized thoughts,” says psychologist Carder Stout, PhD.  “The energy may become so dominant that it overrides our normal ability to function and self-regulate.”

In other words, when you’re in this state of total anguish, your memory can suffer, since you are unable to focus on anything other than your anxiety spiral. Or alternatively, your brain may also block a memory as a coping mechanism for handling trauma, Dr. Stout adds. (I can attest to the power of anxiety brain fog: It was a running joke in college among my friends that I had the memory of an elephant, but several anxious years later, I found myself in a hypochondriac-style panic, convinced I was suffering from early-onset dementia.)

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How Stress Affects Seniors and How to Manage It

Source: Harvard Medical School

Source: Harvard Medical School

Exercise, breathing techniques, and medication can help you manage stress as you get older.

We all experience a little stress from time to time. It's not so hard to handle when we're young. But as we age, coping with stress isn't as easy anymore. "We tend to have less resilience to stress, and older adults often find that stress affects them differently now," says Dr. Michelle Dossett, an internal and integrative medicine specialist at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

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An Easy Meditation Practice to Reverse Memory Loss

Source: Huffington Post

Source: Huffington Post

The answer to the prevention and reversal of memory loss could lie in a 5,000-year-old technique that has recently been revealed to actually reverse memory loss in only 12 minutes a day.

By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., Contributor
President and Medical Director, Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation


By the time you finish reading the above headline, you or someone you love could have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Yes, you read correctly! Recent research reveals that every 69 seconds someone in America develops this memory-robbing, life-destroying, incurable illness.

That's why Alzheimer's is the number-one worry of aging baby boomers.

Yet, there is some good news. It's also a medical fact that if we can delay the onset of memory loss by five years, we can reduce an individual's chance of developing Alzheimer's by 50 percent. Moreover, if you can keep your memory strong and vital 10 years longer than expected, you can forget about ever getting Alzheimer's.

While researchers continue to search for that ever-elusive, magic-bullet drug, they could be missing the boat. Why? The answer to the prevention and reversal of memory loss could lie in a 5,000-year-old technique that has recently been revealed to actually reverse memory loss in only 12 minutes a day.

And when you discover the whole story, it makes perfect sense.

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