Vitamin E, selenium won’t curb dementia risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet.'

March 29, 2017 0

Dizzy spells in middle-age tied to dementia

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage.

March 16, 2017 0

Does lack of exercise invite dementia?

Being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's.

February 4, 2017 0

The Tetris test

Researchers study how playing video games can lead to brain evolution.

January 19, 2017 1

Want to stay smart? Volunteer

People who are socially engaged and civically minded may possess sharper minds as they age.

January 13, 2017 0

Want memory? Hit the weights

In study of older adults with mild cognitive issues, long-term improvements were seen after high-intensity lifting.

November 7, 2016 0

Hypertension may lead to dementia

Controlling blood pressure during midlife likely reduces the risk of memory issues in later life.

October 18, 2016 2

Gene therapy—an Alzheimer’s treatment?

The research is preliminary and plenty of work remains, but an animal study shows promise.

October 15, 2016 0

Nap attacks?

Daytime snoozing may increase the risk of hypertension, but expert says there's more to it than that.

October 8, 2016 1

Eat your way to a better brain

A good diet rich in these 10 foods can keep your memory and cognitive function in tip-top shape.

September 24, 2016 1

Super-ager brains stay young

Study: Mentally sharp older folks have brains that don't shrink in key regions, unlike the brains of people with memory loss.

September 22, 2016 0

Fallout from 9/11 linked to early dementia

First responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline.

September 5, 2016 0