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dementia

Study: Dementia crisis looms

By 2040 more than 13 million people will have dementia—about 1 in 3 people over age 85.

Teen angst—a portent for dementia?

Analysis of '60s-era data suggests a teen's demeanor could influence brain health in later years.

Can exercise slow Alzheimer’s?

Aerobic activity may slow the effects amyloid plaque has on the brain—especially if you start at an early stage.

Artificially sweet? A genuine problem

A host of artificial sweeteners are linked to higher risk of heart troubles, stroke and dementia, researchers say.

Does dementia run in your family? Take a brain test

Study finds link between ancestors' health history, memory changes.

Want to keep sharp? Stay social

Social activity during midlife is linked to better memory and reasoning skills.

Science probes dementia-anemia link

Low level of blood protein that transports oxygen is associated with greater risk of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Keep your wits sharp with brain bafflers

In tracking 19,000 adults for a quarter of a century, researchers find puzzles play a notable role in preserving mental sharpness.

Up next: Cognitive corrosion?

Echoing a page from mom's book of axioms, researchers find that excessive television viewing can 'rot your brain' as you age.

A harbinger hormone?

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.

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

New research indicates a frail brain could be more susceptible to neurological problems such as dementia, as the patient is less able to cope.

‘There’s no one magic activity’

But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.