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dementia

Is dementia declining among older Americans?

Rates have fallen among those 70 and older; gains against heart disease might explain trend.

Dozens of potential Alzheimer’s meds in the pipeline

Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003.

Study: Sugary drinks shrink brains

Multiple sweet beverages per day may lead to significant memory loss—but there are ways to keep your brain safe.

Persistent pain may lead to memory troubles

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk.

Alzheimer’s deaths jump 55 percent

CDC reports more patients are dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones.

Loving, supportive kids may help lower seniors’ dementia risk

But negative relationships with children, spouse increased chance.

Do diet sodas pose health risks?

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

A vicious cycle: Elusive sleep, aging body

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

Vitamin E, selenium won’t curb dementia risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet.'

Dizzy spells in middle-age tied to dementia

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage.

Does lack of exercise invite dementia?

Being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's.

The Tetris test

Researchers study how playing video games can lead to brain evolution.