One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia.
A preliminary study has unearthed a potential link between sleep apnea and tau tangles, which are the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.
A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells.
There are 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia, including misplacing things, difficulty solving problems, and confusing times and places. Learn about the other signs in this article.
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function.
Understanding the risk factors of cognitive decline are now more important than ever. A recent study examined the potential role of inflammation.
Researchers use a mathematical model and lab experiments to unravel the process through which tangles of the protein tau grow in length.
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein.
Does the length of time an individual spends in education reduce the risk of developing dementia? A new, large-scale study investigates.
A new study links changes in gut bacteria to dementia. The researchers hope that their findings might, one day, help develop more effective treatment.
In a recent article, a team of neurologists attacks an ongoing increase in pseudomedicine that claims to protect brain health and treat dementia.
Controlling systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg significantly lowered the risk of mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
Researchers find that an oral bacterium usually linked to gum disease also plays a role in Alzheimer’s. This finding has led to a new therapeutic approach.
According to a recent study, older adults who move around more are likely to have significantly better memory and thinking skills.
New study identifies gene expression changes behind memory loss and shows how targeting them reverses the loss temporarily in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s.
Testing blood levels of a protein that brain cells leak when faulty or dying detected people with Alzheimer’s disease years before their symptoms emerged.
The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells.
According to a recent study, leaky capillaries could be more important to the development of Alzheimer’s disease than protein buildup in the brain.
A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer’s. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain.