New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia.
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership.
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife.
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV.
Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years.
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions.
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease.
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions.
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.
New research reveals that a protein that helps make connections between neurons in the developing infant brain also strengthens them in the adult brain.
A deep learning algorithm trained to analyze brain scans accurately predicted who would develop Alzheimer's more than 6 years before diagnosis.
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay.
New research suggests that targeting the brain's capillary cells with antidiabetes drugs may relieve Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies.
A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia.
It may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's in a matter of seconds using a noninvasive eye scanner that simply examines a person's retina.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects a person in many different ways. Tremor is a well-known symptom but not the only one. Find out more.
Stress can affect every aspect of our mental and physical health. A new study now shows just how exposure to stress can impact memory and brain volume.
Do you tend to breathe more through your nose or through your mouth? Your answer may affect your ability to consolidate new memories.
A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses.
The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, damage the brain. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. In most cases, there is no way to cure the diseases that cause dementia. However, there are drugs and treatments available that may help alleviate some of the symptoms.Subscribe to Alzheimer's feed