People born into families with members who live longer lives show better cognitive performance and a slower decline in cognitive processing speed as they age.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can help protect the brain from tau protein build-up and brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Older people who feel or act younger than their biological age tend to have better cognitive function, lower stress, and less inflammation than their peers who feel their age.
Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer's related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.
A new mathematical model delves into the biological changes that occur in both the aging brain and brains with neurodegenerative disorders. The implications lay forth a new path into developing therapies for neurodegenerative disorders that affect cognition.
While there is an association between obesity during midlife and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say the link doesn't necessarily extend into later life. A new study revealed higher genetic risk for Alzheimer's and lower BMI, especially in older men, was linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and predicted the disease progression.
The Tsimane, an indigenous people from the Bolivian Amazon, have less brain atrophy than American aging adults, a new study reports. Additionally, the decrease in their brain volume associated with aging is 70% less than seen in older American adults.
Simple dietary changes and adopting lifestyle alterations, including improved sleep schedules, taking probiotics, and exercising, can reduce signs of biological aging by three years in just eight weeks, a new study reports.
Changes in sleep patterns in older men have been linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.