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.
In the first study of its kind, researchers link blood levels of healthy fats to brain size and memory loss.
New diagnostic criteria would reclassify nearly all cases of very mild Alzheimer’s dementia as mild cognitive impairment. Why that may not be a good idea.
Researchers propose a controversial new way that Alzheimer’s progresses — by aberrant proteins that hop from cell to cell
How a smoking cessation treatment may be helping those with dementia
Omega-3s and vitamins may protect your brain’s function and size.
Shrinkage in certain parts of the brain may herald Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms arise, according to new research.
Could generating new cells in brain regions associated with memory stave off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s? A new study by researchers in Canada, who used deep brain stimulation to trigger neuron growth in mice, suggests it can.
Adding to the evidence that a healthy body makes for a healthy mind, a study from Japan finds that people with diabetes may be at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia.
At first glance, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease may not seem to have much in common. But the latest research suggests that the same drug — insulin — that treats diabetes may also help stave off the symptoms of cognitive …
Retired NFL players are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a form of dementia that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, than similarly aged men who didn’t play football, report researchers in a study presented …
Heart disease, strokes and other serious health conditions that affect the circulatory system or brain have long been thought to contribute to an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new study …
Yet more evidence that friends and family are the best medicine: a new study finds that the most social seniors had a 70% reduction in the rate of cognitive decline, compared with their least social peers.