But it could still save you from dementia.
People with dementia can sometimes be fully “present”, knowing who is around them, where they are, and what’s happening. And then other times they may be confused, disorientated, and unaware.
Mitochondria, which are found in every cell in the body, play an important role in brain function.
New research affords a rare window into the circumstances and needs of a potentially very vulnerable group that until now has remained largely invisible: people with dementia who have no close kin.
Children who had persistent bad dreams were over six times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than children who never had bad dreams.
Delirium is a clinical syndrome or condition that is usually temporary and treatable. But it’s often missed.
Alzheimer’s disease in young adults is a rare yet growing phenomenon.
FTD leads to changes in personality and behavior. Understanding its genetic and molecular causes could lead to new ways to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
In March 2022, it was announced that Willis had aphasia. The latest diagnosis is sadly worse.
Love and intimacy are valuable for wellbeing at every age. But for older people, especially those in aged care, intimacy can be complicated. Carol Lefevre explores, through real life and fiction.
Researchers are trying to understand whether ultraprocessed foods erode brain health in the aging process.
Mice with minimal levels of gut bacteria showed less brain cell damage.
Although autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease is very rare, studying it provides researchers with valuable information on how the disease progresses in general.
Inflammation and damage to the olfactory system from shingles, COVID-19 and herpes infections may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
In clinical trials, lecanemab slowed disease progression by 27% and reduced the amount of plaque found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dancing requires physical, social and cognitive engagement and, as a result, it may bolster a wide network of brain regions.
An 18-month treatment with lecanemab slows functional and cognitive loss by 27 per cent in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. But this is only the first step towards a real cure.
The decision to move a loved one with dementia into residential care is an incredibly difficult one. These considerations may help.
Not all memory lapses are due to age-related changes in our brains. You could just be tired, anxious or distracted. Here’s what signals a problem.
Impaired insulin receptors in the blood vessels between the blood and the brain may contribute to the insulin resistance observed in Alzheimer’s disease.