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.
By 2040 more than 13 million people will have dementia—about 1 in 3 people over age 85.
Analysis of '60s-era data suggests a teen's demeanor could influence brain health in later years.
Aerobic activity may slow the effects amyloid plaque has on the brain—especially if you start at an early stage.
A host of artificial sweeteners are linked to higher risk of heart troubles, stroke and dementia, researchers say.
Study finds link between ancestors' health history, memory changes.
Social activity during midlife is linked to better memory and reasoning skills.
Low level of blood protein that transports oxygen is associated with greater risk of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
In tracking 19,000 adults for a quarter of a century, researchers find puzzles play a notable role in preserving mental sharpness.
Echoing a page from mom's book of axioms, researchers find that excessive television viewing can 'rot your brain' as you age.
Researchers suspect high levels of a key hormone in the blood could hint at a person's risk of developing age-related ailments, such as weakness and poor balance.