WATCH: New study detects Alzheimer's up to 30 years before symptoms appear

2019-06-18 15:58

What if you could determine if you'll develop Alzheimer's, years in advance?

Fewer periods may mean higher dementia risk

2019-04-09 14:41

A new study indicates that a woman's lifetime exposure to oestrogen might affect her memory and thinking.

Keep moving to keep brain sharp in old age

2019-01-23 06:30

A new study suggests that a more active lifestyle, including physical, cognitive and social activities, may help maintain cognition in older adults.

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.

US Alzheimer's cases to nearly triple by 2060

2018-12-05 13:16

A study shows that as the US population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise.

Diabetes and dementia can be a deadly combination

2018-11-05 06:39

According to researchers hypoglycaemia is an 'under-recognised risk factor for death in older adults with diabetes and dementia'.

Former Days of our Lives actor Frank Parker dies at 79 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease

2018-09-26 13:04

Soap opera veteran Frank Parker, who was known as Shawn Brady on Days of our Lives, passed away after battling dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Intensive blood pressure control may help preserve brain health

2018-09-03 15:00

Preliminary evidence indicates that aggressively treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Alzheimer's drug trial offers new hope, but also uncertainty

2018-08-29 13:00

There have been many setbacks on the long road to finding a treatment that might slow or stop Alzheimer's disease, but a new trial offers a glimmer of hope.

High blood pressure in your 50s can lead to dementia

2018-08-14 10:00

Hypertension is linked to a number of health risks, one of which is dementia.


How doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles could make your brain years younger

2019-05-27 16:38

New research supports previous findings that regular use of word and number puzzles helps keep our brains working better for longer.

Could gut bacteria be linked to dementia risk?

2019-03-11 19:06

Researchers have found that the makeup of the gut microbiome is linked to risks for conditions, such as dementia, obesity, asthma and type 1 diabetes.

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.

Does diabetes damage brain health?

2018-12-27 07:07

Past research has found that having diabetes might double a person's risk of dementia.

Could herpes virus help cause Alzheimer's?

2018-11-19 13:06

A recent study suggests that ridding the body of herpes through antiviral drugs could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Smog might cloud your memory

2018-10-05 06:15

British researchers have found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40% higher odds of developing dementia.

Dialysis linked to dementia in seniors

2018-09-04 19:00

Data from dialysis patients aged 66 and older indicates that they have a higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia.

21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day

2018-08-30 09:47

Dementia and incontinence: what you need to know

33-year-old mom is Britain’s youngest person with dementia

2018-08-28 12:38

The young mom was diagnosed when she was just 31 years old.

Sitting too much may weaken areas of the brain associated with memory, a new study found

2018-04-15 10:01

People who sit for much of the day have more thinning in a region of the brain associated with memory. Brain thinning there can be a precursor to dementia.

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