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Memory

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Quick Test Can Spot Signs Of Alzheimer’s

With more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, doctors say it’s critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible. Now, a simple test could help, called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, or S.A.G.E. test. The four-page test, developed at Ohio State University, was given to people 50 and older, measuring language, reasoning, problem solving and memory. The S.A.G.E. test can be taken at home, the senior center or the doctor’s office in less than 15 minutes.

01/13/2014

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Don’t Forget To Get A Free Memory Loss Screening

How good is your memory? This Tuesday is National Memory Screening Day, and several facilities in the Twin Cities will be offering free memory screenings for those who are worried about developing a recall problem.

11/19/2013

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Father Mourns Loss Of Child From Distracted Driving Accident

Vijay Dixit is comforted sitting in a memorial garden created in his daughter’s honor. Shreya was 19 and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was coming home with a friend who was driving. The driver crashed.

06/12/2013

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Honoring 8-Year-Old Hockey Player Taken Too Soon

As the youngest of four brothers, Quinn Kirsch had to be energetic. But early in life, that was a struggle.

01/09/2013

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Holidays Can Be Hard When You’ve Lost A Loved One

When you’ve lost a loved one, getting through the holidays can be very emotional and painful. But there are some ways to cope with the sadness.

12/23/2012

Aerial View Of Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

Good Question: How Do We Remember Big Events So Vividly?

We often have a hard time recalling random days and details in our lives. But when tragic events like the 35-W bridge collapse happens, we can remember where we were and who we were with. So, why does that happen?

08/01/2012

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Curiocity: Marilu Henner’s Wild Ride On Memory Lane

Do you remember what you had for breakfast yesterday? OK, sure, you probably do. But do you remember what day your fifth birthday fell on and what you were wearing that day? Probably not. But Marilu Henner does.

05/02/2012

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Tips To Keep Your Memory Sharp

Who hasn’t forgotten someone’s name, misplaced their keys, or walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? But studies show, there are ways to better remember things.

12/09/2011

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SPIN METER: Pawlenty’s Rosy Memory Of ’05 Shutdown

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is seizing on a state government shutdown in his home state to try to spark a flagging presidential campaign. The Republican is reminding voters that he too presided over a partial state government shutdown, and he even cut a campaign commercial saying he “won” that one.

07/13/2011