A new study reports lifestyle choices, such as smoking or drinking alcohol during early adulthood, can increase the risk of developing dementia or having a stroke later in life.
Researchers report, for those with a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer's disease, 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may delay cognitive decline and have beneficial effects on tau in the brain. They speculate the same may be true for those with more common forms of the neurodegenerative disease.
Disputing other findings, researchers report there is no direct link between inflammation and depression. The study reports depression may only have a link to inflammation as a result of specific lifestyle features, such as smoking or obesity.
While genetics may increase your risk of developing dementia, other factors such as lifestyle and environment may play a key role in the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Those with a genetic predisposition to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) can become resilient to the neurodegenerative disease by remaining physically and mentally active.
The genes GRB10 and ABTB1 are influential in nutrient-sensing pathways and memory. Researchers say these genes may be the molecular links between diet, neural stem cell aging, and cognitive ability.
Study reports modifying twelve risk factors over your lifetime could reduce dementia risk by 40%.
Incorporating simple lifestyle changes, like improving diet, using brain training programs, and exercise may help improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline.
Simple dietary changes and adopting lifestyle alterations, including improved sleep schedules, taking probiotics, and exercising, can reduce signs of biological aging by three years in just eight weeks, a new study reports.
Older adults with more natural teeth are better able to carry out simple everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning compared to those who have lost their teeth, a new study reports. Researchers found a causal link between tooth loss and functional capacity in older adults. Tooth loss was also associated with a decline in social activity.