Poor Heart Health and IQ Linked to Early Dementia
Being physically fit and mentally healthy in your youth may help you grow old with your brain faculties intact.
Dementia Still a Risk for Diabetics Controlling Blood Pressure
Type 2 diabetes has been linked to dementia and cognitive decline in older adults. A recent study examined whether intensive blood pressure goals and fibrate therapy could help.
Linking Estrogen, Diabetes and Dementia
How well the brain functions often depends on the body's overall health. For older women with changed hormonal levels and diabetes, brain health may be a particular concern.
Something Fishy for Your Brain
If you're not a big fish eater, you may be missing out — or at least your brain might be missing out on a helpful nutrient found in fish oil.
Hearing Loss May Speed up Brain Shrinkage in Elderly
The human brain shrinks as part of the normal aging process, but one new study found that hearing problems may be linked to a faster shrinkage process.
Heavy Drinking Could Harm Memory Later
Too much alcohol can cloud your memory of an evening, but could it also cloud your memory later in life? A new study suggested it might.
Staying Sharp with Mental Training
Aging can lead to a decline in memory, problem solving and response time. According to a recent study, brief mental training could keep your mind sharp for years.
Looking at Concussions in the Long Run
As research continues to progress with Alzheimer's disease, scientists are looking for information about what might contribute to it. They recently found one possibility.
Dementia Patients and Caregivers Living With Unmet Needs
People with dementia who live at home require a significant amount of medical and personal care. Unfortunately, the needs of those patients and their caregivers may often go unmet.
Statins Didn't Alter the Mind
There has been some uncertainty about statins potentially causing mental confusion and impairment. Researchers have looked at the relationship again.