High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, but now researchers have found that it may be protective in the very old.
A study was reported to show caffeine protects older women from dementia. But looking closer at the research, we can't truly claim coffee was the reason some of the women had a lower risk of dementia.
Testing some genes for Alzheimer's disease, coeliac disease and folate conversion does not lead to improved health outcomes, and may create anxiety or false hope amongst patients.
An important cell function called endocytosis is revealing a lot about how Alzheimer's develops.
Improvements in education and vascular health are likely partly responsible for a sharp decline in dementia over the past few decades. The trend may continue, if we also address obesity and diabetes.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.