Tagged: memory

What really causes Alzheimer’s?

Edward Blonz, PhD, has served on the editorial board of the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter since 2009 and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of...

Why do we dream?

In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven’t paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still...

Pink noise for sleep

Q: I’ve heard that “pink noise” is more effective than white noise for sleep. Is that true? A: They both may help, but it’s not clear whether one type is more effective than the...

Alzheimer’s prevention strategies

Unlike age and genetics, certain health and lifestyle factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be controlled. Scientists are exploring prevention strategies to determine whether or not things like exercise, diet, and “brain games”...

What would happen if you didn’t sleep?

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre...