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The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, damage the brain. Dementia is p

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Alzheimer's: Protecting 'powerhouse' of cells may fuel new treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:00:00 PST

A new study provides further evidence that exposure to a highly toxic form of amyloid beta injures mitochondria and triggers early events in Alzheimer's.

Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer's

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.

Mild cognitive impairment 'treatable' with regular exercise, say experts

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Updated American Academy of Neurology guidelines say that regular exercise may improve memory and thinking in people with mild cognitive impairment.

Alzheimer's: 'Triple-action' diabetes drug shows promise as treatment

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A type 2 diabetes drug that activates three growth factor receptors achieved significant reversal of memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

Walk 4,000 steps every day to boost brain function

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Cognitive decline is a distressing experience, but there may be an easy way of keeping your brain healthy. Just take a moderately long walk every day.

Could blueberry vinegar tackle memory loss?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Blueberry vinegar could benefit people with dementia, say researchers, after finding that the fermented product improved memory in mice with amnesia.

Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study has suggested that uncoupling between slow waves and spindles in non-REM sleep may be the cause of overnight forgetting in older brains.

Ten benefits of shilajit

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. Learn about the potential health benefits.

Canola oil may worsen memory

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A diet supplemented with canola oil worsened memory and led to weight gain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

Could an existing oxygen therapy treat Alzheimer's?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy alleviates some physical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's in a mouse model of the disease.

Alzheimer's brain damage halved with gene-targeting compound

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Scientists have designed a molecule that can interfere with the production of the APOE protein. Mouse tests reveal that the compound prevents brain damage.

BMI: A double-edged sword in your risk of dementia

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A global study of more than 1 million people reveals how obesity in midlife and being underweight near onset are both linked to raised risk of dementia.

If you want to avoid dementia, get hitched

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

According to a recent review of the evidence, holy matrimony might benefit your neurological health as you age. Marriage, it seems, reduces dementia risk.

Parkinson's: Could a high-calorie diet increase lifespan?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Weight loss within a year of a Parkinson's diagnosis may raise the risk of dementia and shorten lifespan, say researchers. Could a high-calorie diet help?

Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

New research uncovers the mechanism by which brain cells die in neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists use cutting-edge technology to show how Lewy body dementia affects more than 1 million synapses, the tiny connections between neurons.

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

A study of more than 2,800 older adults finds that speed-of-processing training can reduce the 10-year risk of dementia by 29 percent.

Aerobic exercise: 'A maintenance program for the brain'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that aerobic exercise can slow down the age-related decrease in brain size and help to prevent cognitive function decline.

Mushrooms may help you fight off aging

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

New research examines 13 species of mushroom and finds high concentrations of antioxidants that may stave off aging and cognitive decline.

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptide involved in cerebral plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease.

Could lupus raise dementia risk?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia.

Does blood flow from the heart affect memory?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Emerging research shows that reduced blood flow from the heart is tied to poor circulation in the brain's memory 'hub,' where Alzheimer's also originates.

Alzheimer's: Preserving neurons may prevent depression, cognitive decline

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study in rats finds that drugs that stop brain cell death may offer a new way to treat those with Alzheimer's who have depression with cognitive decline.

Gene therapy may protect brain from age-related cognitive decline

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

One dose of a gene therapy that raises levels of the protein Klotho in the brain protected younger mice against age-related cognitive decline.

Is the bold claim that a nutrient drink can slow Alzheimer's true?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but research claims that nutrients can help to regrow lost brain connections. What does the latest clinical trial show?