How women's mid-life stress might have a long-term effect on memory

2019-08-26 04:50

The findings of a new study add to evidence that stress hormones affect the brain health of women and men differently.

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.


Nursing homes are giving Alzheimer's patients baby dolls as a form of therapy

2019-07-02 12:34

Pearl’'s Memory Babies, a nonprofit group based in Kentucky, was launched after its founder saw the lasting effect a doll had on her mother-in-law.

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.

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