Sound mind: A matter of degrees?

An emphasis on learning isn’t just a smart career move—it could also ensure long-term brain health.

May 20, 2017 1

Loving, supportive kids may help lower seniors’ dementia risk

But negative relationships with children, spouse increased chance.

May 9, 2017 0

Do diet sodas pose health risks?

Study suggests—but does not prove—a possible link to stroke, dementia.

April 27, 2017 0

A vicious cycle: Elusive sleep, aging body

Seniors who struggle to get deep, restorative slumber are only adding to their health problems.

April 13, 2017 0

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