Ultra-processed foods have been linked to accelerated cognitive decline associated with aging and an increased risk of developing dementia. Researchers say it may be possible to mitigate some negative dietary effects on cognition by adopting a healthier diet, such as the keto or Mediterranean diet.
Receiving more intensive treatment for high blood pressure results in positive alterations in brain structures associated with clearing toxins and other by-products. Findings reveal intensive blood pressure treatments can reduce the risk of dementia and improve brain health overall.
Loneliness and a lack of social support contribute to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. The findings add to the growing body of evidence linking social isolation to Alzheimer's disease.
People who frequently take sleeping medications are 79% more likely to develop dementia than those who never use sleeping pills to aid their rest.
Initial memory problems are linked with a slower rate of decline in Alzheimer's disease. Those with symptoms including language difficulties or judgment changes had a more rapid rate of decline than those with memory problems alone.
Alterations in the cerebral neural network could function as a biomarker for the early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and Lewy Body dementia.
Older women who walked or partook in moderate-to-vigorous exercise each day had a reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Researchers have developed a new blood test for brain-derived Tau that can follow and track the progression of Alzheimer's disease while excluding other dementias.
High-fat diets promote early inflammatory responses in the brain via an immune pathway associated with diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The findings suggest a link between metabolic dysfunction and cognitive impairment.