- Computer use later in life may prevent cognitive decline July 20, 2019
New research finds that using a computer and playing games, among other activities, can significantly reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment.
- Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia' July 15, 2019
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
- How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition July 12, 2019
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.
- Alzheimer's: Cell mechanism removes defective protein July 10, 2019
Buildup of defective tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that helps clear it from brain cells.
- Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care' July 2, 2019
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'
- Can social interaction predict cognitive decline? July 1, 2019
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture.
- These common drugs may increase dementia risk June 25, 2019
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half.
- Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progression June 23, 2019
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain's hippocampus.
- Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50% June 19, 2019
According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke.
- Coronary heart disease may speed up cognitive decline June 18, 2019
A study of adults aged 50 and over found that decline in memory and thinking was faster after a heart attack or angina, but not before.