Low-intensity activities like gardening and dancing could help retain brain volume, ultimately slowing the effects of age.
People who already show signs of Alzheimer's are at heightened risk.
Children who grow up in pup-friendly homes might face lower risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.
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.
Healthy fatty acids may deliver a brain power boost.
A good, long snooze allows your brain to purge waste products such as beta-amyloid, a protein associated with dementia.
By 2040 more than 13 million people will have dementia—about 1 in 3 people over age 85.
These small, simple steps could improve your ability to recall names, phone numbers and other important information.
Analysis of '60s-era data suggests a teen's demeanor could influence brain health in later years.
This popular fall fruit delivers nutrients that boost your immune system, aid weight loss and improve the health of your brain and heart.
The MIND diet—a hybrid of two heart-healthy diets—may lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 53%.
Join our mailing list and we'll deliver our best stories to your inbox, for free!
We'll never share your email with anyone else.