The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age

2019-02-03 20:21

Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person ever awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done discovering yet. He still works every day.

How the risk of dementia should impact your retirement planning

2019-01-02 06:15

Approximately three-quarters of people with dementia have not been diagnosed. This means poor financial decisions could be made by people who are already impaired by dementia, cautions a retirement expert.

$100 million raised to find effective treatment for Alzheimer's

2015-03-17 16:51

The world's first venture capital fund dedicated to finding new ways to prevent and treat dementia has raised more than $100 million with the backing of the British government and several of the world's leading drug makers.

'Still Alice' highlights hidden toll of Alzheimer's

2015-02-09 13:04

Julianne Moore, in the movie 'Still Alice', is raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease, a disease suffered in isolation.

Running may lower Alzheimer's death risk

2014-12-05 10:22

According to new research, exercise seems to prevent the changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Sedatives may increase Alzheimer's risk

2014-09-10 15:27

Using sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Local develops new therapy for memory care patients

2014-08-25 10:43

A Hout Bay woman has developed a new memory product to stimulate interaction in people suffering from dementia.

Musical therapy 'awakens' Alzheimer's patients

2014-08-06 15:22

A visit to a nursing home sparked Michael Rossato-Bennett to make 'Alive Inside', a documentary on musical therapy for people suffering from neurological ailments.

Brain protein new culprit behind Alzheimer's?

2014-07-17 12:22

Abnormal levels of a certain brain protein may be the cause of the brain-wasting Alzheimer's disease.

Faltering sense of smell may indicate Alzheimer's

2014-07-15 13:00

The decreased ability to identify odours is associated with the loss of brain cell function and progression to Alzheimer's disease, according to two new studies.


There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

2019-01-06 22:00

If you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight, and have more energy during the day, researchers advise trying a plant-based or Mediterranean diet.

Could obesity help protect against dementia?

2015-04-10 14:26

A large study suggests that obesity might lessen the chances of dementia, but experts call for further research into these findings.

New international fund seeks a cure for dementia

2015-03-05 10:26

A new international fund hopes to motivate the research process in the search for a cure for dementia.

Cooling the brain may slow down Alzheimer's

2015-01-15 10:26

Lowering body temperature can protect the brain, and scientists are searching for a way to use this fact to treat diseases like Alzheimer's.

Is 'tau' the culprit behind Alzheimer's?

2014-11-03 14:46

When a protein called 'tau' fails to clear the brain cells of toxic proteins, cells die, according to researchers.

Electrical pulses through scalp boost memory

2014-08-29 12:53

Sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memory.

Research explains why elderly have trouble sleeping

2014-08-20 13:48

New research sheds light on why elderly people often struggle falling or staying asleep.

Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age

2014-07-31 09:02

Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend to have more rapid cognitive decline, according to a new study.

Healthy lifestyle may lower dementia risk

2014-07-16 15:15

Adopting a healthier lifestyle, which includes eating right and exercising, may improve your memory and problem-solving skills, thereby lowering your risk for dementia.

Less sleep may speed brain ageing

2014-07-11 13:40

A new brain imaging study suggests that sleeping less may increase the rate at which your brain ages.

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