Embarking on a six-month aerobic exercise regime may help reduce cognitive decline for older adults living with Alzheimer's disease.
Overactive hippocampal activity may explain why some older people have trouble with spatial navigation and learning.
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with cognitive impairment, researchers report. The severity of obstructive sleep apnea correlated with the degree of cognitive impairment.
From impairing nervous system function and changing bacterial communities in the microbiome to increasing oxidative stress and inflammation, researchers report on the ways in which exposure to chemical pollution harms the body.
Cells that drive myelin repair become less efficient due to aging. Myelin loss results in cognitive decline and is central to a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
Attitudes and opinions based on emotion can last a lifetime, a new study reports.
Since 2010, there has been an absolute rise in mortality for adults without a college degree. For those with higher education experience, mortality rates have decreased during the same time period.
It's not only our genetics and environment that play a role in aging and longevity, it's also the random, tiny changes that arise on the cellular level.
High blood pressure, obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels experienced by people in their 20s and 30s appear to have a negative impact on cognitive skills later in life.
Researchers say those who were 45 and show more signs of aging, including cognitive problems, skin wrinkles, and a decrease in cardiovascular health, are at increased risk of dementia and other frailties associated with old age.
Those who report feeling consistently lonely and socially isolated between the ages of 45 and 64 have an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. However, the risk can be reversed if people embark on activities to expand their social lives and become less lonely.
Anabolic androgenic steroids, drugs commonly associated with muscle building and enhancing athletic performance, are known to increase the risk for certain health disorders. A new study reveals anabolic steroids may also accelerate brain aging.