A government panel confirms that estrogen and progestin replacement therapy should be used sparingly, only to ward off the most intense symptoms of menopause, and not to protect against chronic disease.
Researchers will test an experimental drug that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people who are genetically slated to develop Alzheimer’s disease but have yet to exhibit symptoms.
The Obama administration is funneling millions of dollars toward finding new ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s debilitating dementia.
Middle-aged men and women suffering from depression may be more susceptible to dementia down the line, a recent study reports in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Eating a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids — from fish, soy or nuts, for example — may help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, the authors of a new study suggest.
In recent years, several studies have found that older people are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia if they engage in vigorous exercise, such as jogging, swimming or brisk walking.
Researchers have identified two genes that affect brain size and may be linked not only to IQ, but also to our risk of developing brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the O.K. last Friday to a new radioactive dye that helps doctors scan the brain for Alzheimer’s disease.
As the U.S. population continues to age, the costs — both financial and emotional — of Alzheimer’s disease will rise as well, unless new research and policies start to address the burden.
Sleep is the body’s time to rest and recharge, and it may be important for fending off Alzheimer’s as well.
Passing on a second helping of dessert may not only maintain your waistline but also your memory.
Mice are not men, so let’s not get too excited yet, but scientists have discovered that an existing cancer drug quickly reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in rodents.
Put aside the crossword puzzles and push the ginkgo biloba pills to the back of the shelf. The key to better memory may lie in three letters: ERC.