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.
People with dementia are prone to getting lost. Thankfully, there's technology to help find them.
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
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.
Believe it or not, cats are really useful. Even this one.
A new study shows that looking at paintings can bring pleasure to people living with dementia, affecting their wellbeing even after the memory of the event has gone.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.
Long after people with dementia have forgotten the names of their loved ones, they can still recall songs they learned in their teenage years.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
If you care for or know someone with dementia, they've probably asked you “what are we doing today?” “who are you?” or “when are we going home?”