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Brain-Music Connection - Music and Memory. As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or leaving home for good, music is profoundly linked to personal memories.

Brain-Music Connection - Music and Memory

In fact, our brains are hard-wired to connect music with long-term memory. Even for persons with severe dementia, music can tap deep emotional recall. For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, memory for things—names, places, facts—is compromised, but memories from our teenage years can be well-preserved. Favorite music or songs associated with important personal events can trigger memory of lyrics and the experience connected to the music. Beloved music often calms chaotic brain activity and enables the listener to focus on the present moment and regain a connection to others. Signs, Symptoms, & Diagnosis. Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1).

Signs, Symptoms, & Diagnosis

Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by alcohol misuse, but certain other conditions also can cause the syndrome. About Korsakoff Syndrome Alcohol misuse and cognitive decline Alcohol misuse also may lead to brain damage through: The toxic effects of alcohol on brain cells The biological stress of repeated intoxication and withdrawal Alcohol-related cerebrovascular disease Head injuries from falls sustained when inebriated.

Thiamine (vitamin B-1) helps brain cells produce energy from sugar. Antibiotics can stop the growth of new brain cells. (NaturalHealth365) It’s long been known that antibiotics cause problems in the gut, disrupting the population of healthy microorganisms, increasing vulnerability to a variety of infectious diseases.

Antibiotics can stop the growth of new brain cells

But evidence is now emerging that antibiotics, with the ability to kill gut bacteria, also have the ability to stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus – the area of the brain associated with memory. A study of laboratory mice published recently in Cell Reports reveals that a type of white blood cell communicates between the brain, the immune system, and the gut. But antibiotics were found to greatly diminish the presence of these particular white blood cells – likely causing the reduction in generation of new brain cells and worsened memory observed in the mice.

A large body of research has focused on the effects of antibiotics on otherwise healthy gut microbes. These studies have shown that antibiotics can have far-reaching impacts, leaving the body more at risk for disease. Memory loss protection found in algae, says researchers. (NaturalHealth365) Could a tiny plant truly help to protect brain cells and guard against memory loss?

Memory loss protection found in algae, says researchers

That’s the conclusion emerging as researchers learn more about the benefits of algae and how it can work as a powerful antioxidant, reaching inner depths of the brain. The critical component found in algae – a carotenoid known as astaxanthin – has been shown in numerous scientific studies to circumvent a long list of diseases. Cells throughout the body can benefit. But now, a substantial amount of research is showing that astaxanthin benefits could include life-changing protection against neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Astaxanthin has long been recognized as beneficial to eye health.

Berries prevent memory loss and depression. Mon.

Berries prevent memory loss and depression

Apr. 14, 2014 by Michelle Marks, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Colorful, juicy and highly nutritious, berries offer more to your health than you can imagine. Substantial experimental data, over the last decade, indicate that consuming berries prevent brain damage and age-related memory loss. Key Dietary Strategies to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. Three superfoods that can support brain function and prevent cognitive decline. Beat Brain Fog: Know the Causes, Symptoms and Solutions. By Deane Alban Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Everyone feels a little fuzzy-headed once in a while, but if you suffer from brain fog frequently, you certainly would like to know what is causing it, and what you can do to get your mental clarity back.

Beat Brain Fog: Know the Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

First, we’ll cover brain fog symptoms, causes, and the worst culprits you should avoid. Then we’ll discuss what steps you can take to remedy this malady. Rebuild Your Memory and Focus with Food and Exercise. Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 10:02 AM Dr.

Rebuild Your Memory and Focus with Food and Exercise

Weston Rebuild Your Memory and Focus with Food and Exercise 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote Sometimes things meant to be funny aren’t so much. Ten foods to help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's. (NaturalNews) The incidences of dementia and Alzheimer's in the United States are anticipated to increase along with people's longevity.

Ten foods to help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's

A study indicated that the direct and indirect medical costs in the country may be expected to double by the year 2040. Are statin drugs the cause of widespread decline in brain function? (NaturalNews) Diseases of the brain are rampant in America today, and evidence suggests that a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs may be largely to blame.

Are statin drugs the cause of widespread decline in brain function?

They're known as statins, and the science behind how they function in the body reveals that these powerful drugs gradually degrade the brain by depriving it of cholesterol, leading to memory problems, dementia and other similar conditions. In his book Lipitor: Thief of Memory, Dr. Duanne Graveline, M.D., wrote about his horrific experience with statins, and how they caused him to suffer two transient global amnesia events as well as chronic neuropathy. The former astronaut and aerospace medical research scientist explains how these traumatic events were the direct result of statins altering his brain. His good friend Dr. Artificially blocking or otherwise inhibiting this vital enzyme is a recipe for health disaster, explains Dr. Based on the thousands of entries published in the U.S. Natural Genius - How to augment and enhance your cognitive function.