- What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's? June 23, 2018
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the diseas …
- Alzheimer's: 'Strong evidence' of virus involvement June 21, 2018
A study of large sets of postmortem data provides new evidence that viruses — herpes HHV-6 and HHV-7 in particular — may be involved in Alzheimer's.
- Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain June 13, 2018
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications.
- Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk June 13, 2018
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter.
- Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how? June 5, 2018
Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its defenses.
- Research confirms that social interaction protects memory June 1, 2018
Memory naturally declines with age, but a new study shows that there may be an easy way to protect it — namely, by staying socially active.
- Link between depression and cognitive decline explored May 29, 2018
Following an analysis of existing studies, researchers conclude that there is a link between depression and age-related cognitive decline.
- 'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says May 24, 2018
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments.
- Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy? May 14, 2018
A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments?
- Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's May 11, 2018
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design.
- New dementia risk factors uncovered May 10, 2018
Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role.
- Alzheimer's: Are changes in the brain's attention hub at fault? May 9, 2018
As we grow older, we find it harder to stay focused, perhaps due to changes in the brain's attention hub. Could this also drive the onset of Alzheimer's?
- Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk May 8, 2018
A study that followed more than 350,000 veterans found a raised risk of dementia in those who had had TBI — even mild TBI without loss of consciousness.
- New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading May 5, 2018
Researchers have found a small molecule that can block the spread of the toxic protein tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer's progression.
- Could anxiety lead to dementia? May 1, 2018
New research suggests that moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may be an independent risk factor for developing dementia in old age.
- Alzheimer's: 'Music may make symptoms more manageable' April 30, 2018
Alzheimer's disease can cause people living with it to experience severe anxiety as they try to navigate an unfamiliar world. Can music help them to cope?
- These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia April 26, 2018
A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson's, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later.
- Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker April 25, 2018
The first population study of sense of smell and cognitive performance by age suggests that testing sense of smell could be a marker for cognitive decline.
- Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease? April 24, 2018
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.'
- ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons April 17, 2018
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons.