A new study shows people as young as in their 40s are suffering from stiffening of the arteries, which is associated with structural brain damage implicated in Alzheimer's disease.
Adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, have greater pupil dilation when taking cognitive tests than their cognitively normal peers. Task-evoked pupillary response may be a cost-effective, and low invasive screening test for those at genetic risk for Alzheimer's before the symptoms of the disease take hold.
Non-invasive auricular transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (atVNS), applied to an accessible area of the ear, improves memory in mouse models of intellectual disability.
Reviewing over thirty years of diaries from a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, linguists discover how writing style changes as dementia progresses.
Incorporating simple lifestyle changes, like improving diet, using brain training programs, and exercise may help improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline.
New studies have identified an association between daily high coffee consumption, brain shrinkage and an increased risk of dementia. However, researchers were unable to identify a causal relationship between caffeine consumption and dementia. The study also found moderate coffee consumption was associated with lower dementia risk than high consumption, or abstaining from caffeinated drinks.
Even for those genetically susceptible to developing dementia, enhanced lifestyle counselling can help to prevent cognitive decline, a new study reports.
A new study links cognitive decline and memory loss to cerebral small vessel disease.
A new wireless device is able to detect walking speeds and could help monitor and diagnose health issues.
Researchers report that neuron loss in Alzheimer's disease may not be such a bad thing. The study reveals the loss of neurons may be the result of a cell quality control mechanism attempting to protect the brain from the accumulation of malfunctioning neurons.
Autotaxin predicts type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline, a new study reports.
According to researchers, it may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's disease during a simple eye exam. The study reports those with elevated amyloid and tau levels have significant thinning at the center of the retina.