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.
Longer and higher exposure to estrogen were associated with larger gray matter volume in middle-aged women.
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.
People who experience severe apathy have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia, a new study reports.
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%.
People who consumed fish as a regular part of their diet had a lower risk of vascular brain disease, a condition that can lead to stroke or dementia.