Many case of dementia can be avoided, and it's never too early to start taking preventative action.
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.
People with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's often have difficulty swallowing, a dangerous condition. Here's why treatment of these illnesses should include attention to swallowing problems.
Vitamin B1 can reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, but some groups, such as the elderly, aren't getting enough.
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.