People who already show signs of Alzheimer's are at heightened risk.
Lack of sleep may prevent the brain from purging tau protein, which forms lingering tangles linked to Alzheimer's.
The ability to read and write allows people to engage in 'cognitively enriching' activities that exercise the brain.
A good, long snooze allows your brain to purge waste products such as beta-amyloid, a protein associated with dementia.
Social activity during midlife is linked to better memory and reasoning skills.
In tracking 19,000 adults for a quarter of a century, researchers find puzzles play a notable role in preserving mental sharpness.
Scanning technology spots problems sooner, leading to earlier treatment and better management of a thus-far incurable disease.
But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.
A new clinical analysis strengthens the notion that moderate exercise can help older adults reclaim some of their mental acuity.
Sleep problems are common in dementia patients, and beta-amyloid accumulation and related brain changes are thought to be part of the issue.
When a hospice nurse invites 84-year-old Lloyd Robinson to her farm, memories of his childhood and rodeo days spill forth.
The early onset dementia median survival time is six years, but varies depending on the type of dementia.
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