Tough events are tough on the brain.
Many case of dementia can be avoided, and it's never too early to start taking preventative action.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Neuroscientists have struggled to explain whether certain types of memory involve distinct parts of the brain. Now a study suggests it's mainly down to pathways in the brain's white matter.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
The sexuality of persons living with dementia is demonized by media and ignored by clinical guidelines. But sexuality is fundamental to being human and vital to a humane culture of residential care.
Activities that engage your brain, such as learning a new language and completing crosswords, as well as having high levels of social interaction, can reduce your risk of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, but treatments are still far from successful in clinical trials. Here is what we know about the disease, and what is yet to be uncovered.
Theresa May's U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.
What does dementia feel like?
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
Studying odour memory is more than just an interesting diversion, it has practical uses too.
For couples, families or friends who share a significant song, the effects of music can be powerful and persistent, lasting well into old age, even piercing through dementia.
New research shows that exposure to fine particulate air pollution may double the risk of dementia in older women by increasing growth of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
Vitamin B1 can reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, but some groups, such as the elderly, aren't getting enough.
There are a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age.
Cells and processes in our body have existed for longer and longer periods of time.
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.