Researchers have identified nine risk factors during different stages in life that may increase a person's likelihood of developing dementia. At least 35% of dementia cases, researchers say, may be directly linked to these risk factors. By taking steps to reduce risks and by improving education, it is estimated that the incidence of dementia can be reduced by as much as 20%.
Researchers successfully used electroacupuncture to increase the gene expression of enkephalins and reduce blood pressure for three days.
Two new studies from researchers at USC provide fresh insight into Alzheimer's risks. Researchers say attending college can stave off dementia and help retain memories in old age. Additionally, researchers report reducing diabetes and hypertension after 50 could increase longevity in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Drugs used to treat hypertension appear to reduce cell damage associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports.
The difference in blood pressure between a person's arms is linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and ultimately death.
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.
Researchers report that a new imaging technique has found some people with hypertension also have signs of early brain damage.
A diet that helps lower the risks of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent has been ranked the easiest to follow and second best overall diet for 2016.
A 20 year study finds regular exercise during mid-life appears to be a key protector against memory decline in later years.