The Stanford Center for Memory Disorders News

Hack your brain to remember almost anything

According to a study published today, anyone can train their brain using the same tricks as the world's top competitors, reshaping their brain's networks in the process.

Memorization tool bulks up brain's internal connections, scientists say

Stanford researchers have found that teaching ordinary people a technique used by memory athletes boosted their memory abilities and made lasting changes in the organization of their brains.

Stanford Brain Rejuvenation Project

We have assembled a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary team focused on harnessing a powerful new approach to discover, characterize, and utilize brain rejuvenation factors harbored in the blood to improve human health and to combat neurodegenerative diseases. Our team consists of a mix of junior and senior investigators from the schools of Medicine and Humanities and Sciences. Our team brings together a neurologist, geneticists, a chemist, stem cell biologists and neuroscientists all with distinct and complementary expertise and technologies.

Pilot study suggests therapy horses may aid people with dementia and their caregivers

The research team, led by Dolores Gallagher Thompson, PhD, and Nusha Askari, PhD, and Jacqueline Hartman at the Stanford Red Barn Leadership Program, found that supervised activities, such as observing herd behavior, grooming horses and leading horses with a lead and halter, helped participants recognize and use non-verbal forms of communication.

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

The article is part of an ongoing series exploring the multiple differential diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is estimated to cause up to 10% of dementia cases, and is often mistaken for Alzheimer’s. Dr. Sharon Sha, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences, is interviewed about the differences. Full Story

Creative Minds: A New Chemistry for Aging Research?

Alzheimer's from a New Angle

The February 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine covers the efforts of Dr. Longo and his team to develop a novel approach for Alzheimer’s therapy.


Stanford neurologist ponders her interest in the human brain

5 Questions: Frank Longo on Alzheimer's, new neuroscience center

Scientists reverse the cognitive effects of aging in mice

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

Alzheimer’s Disease: What Stands Between Us and a Cure?

Women and Alzheimer’s

What should we know about Alzheimer's disease?

Rejuvenating Old Brains with Young Blood | Tony Wyss-Coray | World Economic Forum

Stanford to open Alzheimer's research center

Stanford-based Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be launched

Scientists find genetic underpinnings of functional brain networks seen in imaging studies

Talking about "mouseheimers," and a call for new neuroscience technologies

Fighting to remember: U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, experts host panel on Alzheimer’s disease

The gene variant ApoE4 puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer's disease

Are Women at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Brain scientists speak at Davos economic forum

Ageing research: Blood to blood

Blocking receptor in brain’s immune cells counters Alzheimer’s in mice, study finds

Can Alzheimer's damage to the brain be repaired?

Infusion of young blood recharges brains of old mice, study finds

Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s than it does men, study finds