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Things forgotten: simple lapse or serious problem?

Chances are you’ve walked into a room and forgotten why you went there. And misplaced your keys or eyeglasses at least a few times. Many...

Japanese people can live longer without dementia, study finds

Scientists from the University of Tokyo and Stanford found that more Japanese people will live longer and that overall years spent living with dementia...

Different types of dementia you need to know

Various disorders and factors contribute to the development of dementia. Neurodegenerative disorders result in a progressive and irreversible loss of neurons and brain functioning....

Mental problems in Alzheimer’s disease: What to know

Scientists from Lund University found psychiatry symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published in Biological Psychiatry and was conducted by Professor Oskar Hansson et...

How to assess risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Families have many things in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Together, these things may offer clues to diseases, like late- and early-onset Alzheimer’s,...

A well-aged mind: how to maintain your cognitive health

Getting older can bring many changes, both physically and mentally. Even when you’re healthy, your brain and body start slowing down. Maintaining your cognitive health—the...

Late-onset and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease: What is the difference?

Many people worry about developing Alzheimer’s disease, especially if a family member has had it. Having a family history of the disease does not mean for sure...

People with diabetes and cognitive decline may have a higher heart disease risk

Scientists from McMaster University found that people with type 2 diabetes who have cognitive impairment could be at greater risk for stroke, heart attack...

Developing heart disease faster means higher dementia risk

Cardiovascular disease risk factors, like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking, are believed to play key roles in the likelihood of developing cognitive...

Scientists find an important cause of dementia

Scientists from UCLA and elsewhere found that brain injury is a cause of dementia in some older adults. They find that, with the use of...