A new type of drug blocks the destruction of neurons in the eye, preventing blindness. The researchers hope that the same therapy can be applied to other common neurodegenerative diseases.
With the World Chess Championship set to begin Nov. 9 in London, Alexey Root, who teaches online courses about chess in education, tackles some myths and unknowns about the royal game.
With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
Alzheimer's disease affects many people under the age of 65. The 'young-onset' version of the disease is often misdiagnosed as depression or dismissed as a midlife crisis.
Have you noticed your thinking ability drops during winter and spring? A new study of healthy adults and dementia patients found cognitive function declines in the colder months.
Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
Frontotemporal dementia typically affects people under 65 and is about more than memory loss – this is what to look out for.
Comics often portray those with dementia as abnormal or less than human.
How can exercise, meditation and hypnosis change our brains and potentially prevent disease?
Online genetic testing promises many things. Some are the stuff of fantasy, while others, even if scientifically feasible, still carry risks. Consider these five things before ordering a test.
A lot of Alzheimer's treatments focus on removing plaques in the brain. But could this be the wrong target?
Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
A new form of therapy gives people with dementia the opportunity to chat with other baseball fans, watch footage of old games and even play wiffle ball.
A new study has assessed the links between cholesterol and cognitive function.
A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
Because we're still not sure exactly what causes dementia, finding a treatment is difficult.
Harmful proteins spread between connected neurons much like flu spreads through a social network. The finding may provide future opportunities for halting Alzheimer’s.
Antisense therapy showed promising results in a first-in-human trial for Huntington's disease.