Healthy eating, daily exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, and not smoking not only lead to a longer life, but they can also reduce Alzheimer's risk for those with genetic risk factors.
Study reveals a bi-directional link between daytime napping and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say longer, more frequent napping was associated with worse cognition after one year, and worse cognition was linked to longer and more frequent daytime naps.
Two new intranasal drugs slow inflammation and stop the spread of alpha-synuclein in mouse models of Parkinson's disease. The drug also improved gait and balance in the animals. If the results are able to be replicated in humans, researchers say the drugs could be hailed as a "remarkable advance" in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Adding more foods associated with the Western diet may impede the cognitive benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
In utero exposure to anesthesia appears to disrupt the migration of neurons to developing brain areas critical to language and cognition in rats.
According to researchers, older adults who move more than average may be better protected from dementia symptoms. The study reports physical activity helps maintain cognitive skills when there are signs of Alzheimer's pathology in the brain.
Researchers link urgent hospitalization to an increased rate of cognitive decline in older people not previously diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
A new clinical trial will test whether an experimental vaccine can help patients' immune systems to stop the spread of deadly glioblastoma brain cancer.
Researchers believe their new study will provide a mechanistic understanding of how our microbiome and diets can impact the development of Alzheimer's disease. The study will aim to provide evidence of possible diet induced effects on gut bacteria, which could influence age associated cognitive decline.
Taking part in everyday physical activities, such as housework or gardening, is associated with higher gray matter density in older people, researcher report.