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My son beats me at our memory game. But I soon forget who wins
A card game reveals I’m not the finely tuned instrument of recall I once was

Séamas O’Reilly

19, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Six lifestyle choices to slow memory decline named in 10-year study
Over-60s who combined more healthy lifestyle choices enjoyed most benefit, found Beijing researchers

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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When our memories become meaningful | Brief letters
Brief letters: The 70s for over-60s | Essential services | ‘Working’ royals | Wordsearch | Coming out

11, Jan, 2023 @5:59 PM

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If the secret police had a file on you, why wouldn’t you want to see it? Ask the Germans spied on by the Stasi
When East Germany collapsed, millions of the Stasi’s victims choose to remain in ignorance about their oppressors. Is it sometimes better to forget the past than to investigate it?

Laura Spinney

28, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Experience: I lost my memory – and fell in love with my husband for the second time
When I see our wedding photos, it’s like looking at someone else’s

Stef Harvey

18, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Memory study induces sleeping people to forget word associations
Research finds participants’ recall of certain material decreased after being played audio while asleep

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

17, Oct, 2022 @2:18 PM

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My brain is shrinking – and so is my world. Could I find out what’s wrong with me?
First, the veteran Guardian foreign affairs correspondent found himself lost for words; then he started falling while out jogging. He and his wife Helen Harris try to make sense of a life-changing year

Ian Black and Helen Harris

01, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s
When does forgetfulness become something more serious? And how can we delay or even prevent that change? We talk to brain expert Richard Restak

Gaby Hinsliff

17, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘So much more stuff to know’: why Brain of Britain has got much harder
It’s not that Britons are becoming less intelligent, it’s that the quiz canon has expanded, say top quizzers

Esther Addley

29, Jul, 2022 @5:27 PM

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I’m a frazzled fortysomething – but put on the right song, and I’m 18 again and on holiday in Tenerife | Annie Macmanus
As I get older, I seem to only want to play old music. Nothing conjures up the past in the same way, from memories of entwining with an old boyfriend in the bath to screaming at my bedroom ceiling, writes Annie Macmanus

Annie Macmanus

17, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Memory games: how to boost your brain power
When it comes to recall, it’s very much a case of ‘use it, don’t lose it’. Here’s how you can improve yours, at any age...

Emma Beddington

03, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Is your smartphone ruining your memory? A special report on the rise of ‘digital amnesia’
‘I can’t remember anything’ is a common complaint these days. But is it because we rely so heavily on our smartphones? And do the endless alerts and distractions stop us forming new memories?

Rebecca Seal

03, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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