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dementia

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.

Want to stay smart? Volunteer

People who are socially engaged and civically minded may possess sharper minds as they age.

Want memory? Hit the weights

In study of older adults with mild cognitive issues, long-term improvements were seen after high-intensity lifting.

Hypertension may lead to dementia

Controlling blood pressure during midlife likely reduces the risk of memory issues in later life.

Gene therapy—an Alzheimer’s treatment?

The research is preliminary and plenty of work remains, but an animal study shows promise.

Nap attacks?

Daytime snoozing may increase the risk of hypertension, but expert says there's more to it than that.

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