- Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain June 13, 2018
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications.
- Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk June 13, 2018
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter.
- Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how? June 5, 2018
Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its defenses.
- Research confirms that social interaction protects memory June 1, 2018
Memory naturally declines with age, but a new study shows that there may be an easy way to protect it — namely, by staying socially active.
- Link between depression and cognitive decline explored May 29, 2018
Following an analysis of existing studies, researchers conclude that there is a link between depression and age-related cognitive decline.
- 'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says May 24, 2018
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments.
- Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy? May 14, 2018
A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments?
- Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's May 11, 2018
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design.
- New dementia risk factors uncovered May 10, 2018
Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role.
- Alzheimer's: Are changes in the brain's attention hub at fault? May 9, 2018
As we grow older, we find it harder to stay focused, perhaps due to changes in the brain's attention hub. Could this also drive the onset of Alzheimer's?