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Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults May 22, 2015

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study May 13, 2015

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome April 17, 2015

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles April 15, 2015

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's April 14, 2015

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests April 01, 2015

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's? March 27, 2015

Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's March 24, 2015

Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report March 24, 2015

Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients March 18, 2015

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds March 16, 2015

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice March 11, 2015

Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says March 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory March 05, 2015

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's? March 05, 2015

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults March 03, 2015

People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means

Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise February 24, 2015

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find February 13, 2015

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia February 04, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia January 21, 2015

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds January 14, 2015

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia January 08, 2015

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia December 10, 2014

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk December 04, 2014

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later December 01, 2014

Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's November 19, 2014

Limit access to areas that could pose danger

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say November 14, 2014

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests November 12, 2014

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? October 31, 2014

When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds October 07, 2014

But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says October 01, 2014

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades September 29, 2014

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia September 17, 2014

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress September 11, 2014

Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells August 20, 2014

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

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