- '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.
- How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's April 14, 2018
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins.
- Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein April 12, 2018
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation.
- Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene April 11, 2018
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists use human neurons to study and correct the damaging effects of the APOE4 gene, a well-known genetic risk factor.
- Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation April 10, 2018
A new study in mice shows that manipulating a biological clock circuit alters patterns of aggressiveness that mimic those of humans with Alzheimer's.
- Blood test detects Alzheimer's before symptoms appear April 9, 2018
Combining antibody technology and an infrared sensor, a groundbreaking test could make the early detection of Alzheimer's disease a possibility.
- Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms April 5, 2018
Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's.
- Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer's April 3, 2018
Scientists find that a lack of dopamine in the brain may cause some of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition with growing prevalence.