Older people who stay sharp tend to have a thicker cortex, which is the outermost region of the brain that includes the areas …
The quick-thinking skills required in video games may be more helpful than crossword puzzles in slowing or even reversing declines in brain function that come with aging.
Aging and drinking result in similar changes in the brain, and if aerobic exercise can alleviate the age-based damage, could it do the same for alcohol-related harm?
With an aging population, rates of dementia will only climb, yet doctors have few effective strategies for addressing the worst symptoms.
They may not seem to share much in common, but similar mechanisms could be driving the two conditions.
The latest research shows that viral and bacterial infections could have lasting legacies on cognition.
High blood pressure may lead to brain injury and to premature brain aging, even among people with only slightly elevated readings.
Marijuana isn’t exactly known as a cognitive enhancer but a new review suggests that the active ingredients in marijuana hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer’s and other …
Increasingly, research suggests that obesity is bad for your brain. Maintaining a normal weight in midlife may be a good way to keep your brain healthy as you age
Slight changes in the way a person walks, like slowing down or developing a variable stride, could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
A rare gene variant appears to protect against the degenerative brain disease, holding hope as a target for future drug development
A meta-analysis finds that taking omega-3 supplements may not do much to preserve memory, but here’s why the finding isn’t the last word.