Recent studies have linked air pollution to increased risks for Alzheimer's disease and other health problems. A new study reports a reduction of atmospheric fine particulates and better air quality can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
A new study reveals an association between high blood pressure in a person's thirties and forties to smaller brain size and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Despite previous claims, new research finds there is no link between menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and an increased risk of developing dementia.
Feeling content in life slows cognitive decline in older adults, a new study reports. Researchers say the odds of older adults developing cognitive impairment and dementia were reduced in those who reported better psychological well-being.
A newly developed two-minute EEG test effectively picks up on early memory impairments associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Greater radiodensity of perivascular adipose tissue in women during midlife was associated with decreased working memory performance later in life.
A new algorithm uses neuroimaging data of amyloid levels in the brain and takes into account a person's age to determine when a person with genetic Alzheimer's risk factors, and with no signs of cognitive decline, will develop the disease.
Researchers identified 33 metabolic compounds in blood samples that differed between those with dementia and cognitively healthy older adults. 7 of the metabolites were elevated in dementia patients, while 26 were at lower levels compared to samples of those without dementia. Elevating levels of those metabolites could have a neuroprotective effect against dementia.