- Older adults who ate the most seafood had less Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology compared to those who ate little or no seafood.
- The more weight we lose from middle age to old age, the more our risk for cognitive problems increases.
- Circumstantial evidence for the transmission of Alzheimer’s from one person to another through surgery, medical procedures, is growing.
- Increasing levels of protein from brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene expression could slow down the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.
- Chronic exposure to BMAA, a neurotoxin found in a common species of algae found in freshwater lakes and ponds, has been linked to brain changes that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
- Joining the lonely hearts club increases risk for dementia later in life, a new study finds.
- The Dementia Risk Score can predict your chance of developing dementia and Alzheimer's later in life.
- Going under may be a scary experience, but it likely won't lead to later cognitive decline, a new study finds.
- Lumos Labs, the company behind Lumosity, agreed to pay $2 million to the FTC over allegations that it deceived consumers with unfounded claims.
- New evidence shows that high anxiety levels can significantly increase a person's risk for dementia down the road.
- New research suggests moderate alcohol consumption could reduce risk of death in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease.
- A new Finnish study provides further evidence showing the benefits music has on dementia patients.
Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Dementia is not a single disease, but rather a non-specific illness syndrome in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.