Neurostimulation is rife with potential and pitfalls.
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
It is never too late to start exercising to improve your memory.
Physical inactivity contributes to dementia risk as much as genetics, according to research.
Ensuring older people can continue to socialise is important for preventing loneliness and cognitive decline.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
Being bilingual can delay onset of dementia, but sometimes patients revert to their mother tongue, leaving them isolated.
Why the lives of bilingual dementia patients can be transformed by finding carers who speak their native language.
Speculative design highlights many of the questions we still need to ask when it comes to euthanasia.
Many people might want to choose how, when, and under what circumstances they die – but diseases like dementia can complicate advance euthanasia directives.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Approximately 1 in 10 people over 65 engage in binge drinking.
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Providing support and treatment might help reduce harmful drinking behaviours in seniors.
The way a person with Lewy body dementia walks is different from the way a person with Alzheimer’s walks.
Having better diagnostic tools will allow healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible.
Low blood pressure may cause problems for many older people.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Forget Alexa – true artificial intelligence will be able to understand dementia patients' needs and offer help accordingly.
Technology can be used to support the caregivers of people living with dementia, however, developers and designers need to take caregiver needs into consideration.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Hundreds of clinical trials have been conducted over the past 10 years to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They all failed.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Despite all efforts, no treatments have been found yet. To increase the odds, we need to rethink our approach and try to better understand it.
In dementia sufferers, if autobiographical self-knowledge is lost, feelings of agency – learned as an child – may be the last remaining facet of self, something most studies have ignored.
Eating healthy foods doesn’t just improve our physical health. It can benefit our mental health, too.
Many chronic diseases increase our risk of Alzheimer's disease. This link between our bodies and our brains means certain healthy choices could protect our cognitive function.
Dementia villages and care homes that try and recreate the past are unsustainable.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
Researcher Taimur Ahmed holds the newly designed chip.
Our brains create new memories, and forget old ones, by forging and breaking connections between nerve cells. Now researchers can do something similar using a light-sensitive electronic chip.
Living near green spaces is associated with better cognition.
Some previous research suggests people living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But these results tell a different story.
Good care is dependent on good care workers.
Working as a professional carer is a stressful and high-pressure job. Making sure carers have the right training and support is crucial.