- Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication July 15, 2018
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
- Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's July 12, 2018
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's.
- High blood pressure may increase dementia risk July 12, 2018
A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.
- Common cause of dementia may be treatable July 9, 2018
A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats.
- 'Skinny fat' linked to cognitive decline, study warns July 6, 2018
Obesity and loss of muscle mass, independently, increase the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Put them together, and the risk is exacerbated.
- Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk? July 5, 2018
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is tied to brain structure alterations found in early dementia and that low blood oxygen might be a factor.
- Dementia linked to 'chronic, rather than temporary' inflammation July 4, 2018
People with long-lasting heightened inflammation from middle age onwards also have more white matter damage. This may foreshadow dementia, researchers say.
- Alzheimer's: Aspirin may reduce toxic plaque July 4, 2018
A new study suggests that taking aspirin in low, regular doses may reduce the buildup of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid plaque in the brain.
- Aging, obesity may prime the brain for Alzheimer's July 2, 2018
A recent study shows how an obesity-inducing diet — high in sugar and fats — boosts the detrimental effect of natural aging, increasing Alzheimer's risk.
- What is the purpose of a vitamin B-12 level test? June 27, 2018
The body needs vitamin B-12 for many processes. People with a deficiency may have neurological symptoms and fatigue, while an excess may indicate liver disease or diabetes. Doctors can use a vitamin B …