Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
Alzheimer's drug development tends to focus on protein aggregates in the brain. Perhaps that's why they've all failed.
While drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can still lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for brain disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
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.
Study of the "memory centres" of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier -- before the onset of memory loss.
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.
With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it's time to consider whether it's verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
A new analysis shows that coffee is associated with a host of positive health effects.
Lithium is present naturally in many water systems and was once considered an elixir. It has long been used to treat bipolar disorder, but researchers have also started exploring its role in dementia.
The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer's was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.