Neurology

Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Scientists looked at the brains of eight people older than 90 who had superior memories until their deaths. They were surprised to find widespread and...
Daily leafy greens may slow cognitive decline

Daily leafy greens may slow cognitive decline

While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills...
This brain training program cuts dementia risk

This brain training program cuts dementia risk

Certain cognitive training via the computer may reduce the risk of dementia among older adults, researchers report. Specifically, researchers found that computerized speed of processing...
Bleeding stroke survivors need to pay attention to the risk of depression, dementia

Bleeding stroke survivors need to pay attention to the risk of depression, dementia

People who survive brain bleeds – the most lethal form of stroke – are at significantly higher risk of later developing depression and dementia,...
How brain begins repairs after 'silent strokes'

How brain begins repairs after ‘silent strokes’

UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired — and brain function can be recovered — after a stroke in animals. The discovery...
Dementia becomes more dangerous if family caregivers are stressed

Dementia becomes more dangerous if family caregivers are stressed

Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new study from the University of California,...
Parkinson's Disease drugs linked to risk of compulsive gambling, shopping and binge eating, study shows

Parkinson’s Disease drugs linked to risk of compulsive gambling, shopping and binge eating, study...

Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease have been linked to impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating...
The brain shows dementia-related changes even before problems are noticeable

The brain shows dementia-related changes even before problems are noticeable

Researchers at the University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia. The predictor illustrates that...
Memory loss may not enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s

Memory loss may not enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s

Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer's disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer's that don't initially affect...
Drinking Low-Fat Dairy May Increase the Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Drinking Low-Fat Dairy May Increase the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Consuming at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day is associated with a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared to consuming less...