People who experience severe apathy have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia, a new study reports.
Experiencing adversity in childhood could influence cognitive performance in older age. Adults who had fewer years of education, economic hardships, and poor health during childhood were more likely to experience cognitive decline and memory problems later in life.
Reproductive spans of less than 34 years were linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in women. In those who had hysterectomies, the associated Alzheimer's risk was elevated by 8%.
Stimulating specific regions of the brain can help to improve memory and word recall in those with severe epilepsy, a new Nature Communications study reports.