Within the next decade, millions of seniors will be shopping for new housing.
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Assisted living facilities are one option for seniors. But finding clear and accurate information about them isn't easy.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
The way a person with Lewy body dementia walks is different from the way a person with Alzheimer’s walks.
Having better diagnostic tools will allow healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible.
Low blood pressure may cause problems for many older people.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Participants in a recent trial experienced old memories, vividly.
A national trial that looked at whether brain stimulation could restore memory had a surprise finding. Deep brain stimulation brought back vivid memories temporarily.
Technology can be used to support the caregivers of people living with dementia, however, developers and designers need to take caregiver needs into consideration.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
Scientists explain why commercial gene testing should be used with caution.
Hundreds of clinical trials have been conducted over the past 10 years to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They all failed.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Despite all efforts, no treatments have been found yet. To increase the odds, we need to rethink our approach and try to better understand it.
Many older people and their families worry about a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's is one of the most dreaded and difficult diseases, and it has been notoriously difficult to diagnose. Could that change in the coming years with the advent of new blood tests?
Eating healthy foods doesn’t just improve our physical health. It can benefit our mental health, too.
Many chronic diseases increase our risk of Alzheimer's disease. This link between our bodies and our brains means certain healthy choices could protect our cognitive function.
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.
Living near green spaces is associated with better cognition.
Some previous research suggests people living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But these results tell a different story.
People with Alzheimer's disease have lower rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population.
Older people often take many supplements, including ones purported to help with brain health. A recent study says the supplements do not work.
With fear of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's a constant concern for many seniors, they turn to supplements. A recent study suggests they'd be better off keeping their money.
In most cases, scientists are still unsure of what causes Alzheimer’s disease.
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After the failure of multiple drug trials the outlook for an Alzheimer's drug is bleak. This shouldn't be a surprise. We don't know the cause or even how to diagnose the disease.
Protein tangles have been blamed for causing Alzheimer's – but drugs that target them keep failing.
An MRI image of the brain.
Not all drug development needs to start from scratch. Sometimes researchers discover that a drug developed for one disease can be used for another. Here a cancer drug may show promise for dementia.
As people age, their sense of smell can decline.
Our ability to smell is a function of the brain, so it makes sense that an impaired sense of smell can point to cognitive decline. The good news is training our noses may be effective.
Signals from inside the brain can reveal what’s happening in nerve cells.
When nerve cells in the brain pass electrical signals to each other, they create tiny electric fields that can be sensed from outside the skull.
Figuring out the pieces to the Alzheimer’s puzzle.
Many pieces leading to Alzheimer's disease have been identified. To put the pieces together, one scholar argues that the government should launch a Manhattan Project-scale effort to find a cure.