We were the first to make the connection between P. gingivalis and fully diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. While evidence of a link is growing, it must be interpreted in context.
If you engage in cognitively stimulating activities in midlife, such as reading and playing games, you can reduce dementia risk by about 26 per cent, according to research.
Research is revealing many ways in which we can reduce our dementia risks -- from eating a Mediterranean diet and exercising, to playing games and studying for degrees.
Understanding how and where memory functions in the brain can lead to discoveries in treating memory disorders.
Research milestones in the study of memory may help us find solutions to memory disorders like Alzheimer's or recovery from brain trauma.
Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to cognitive decline in elderly people.
Air pollution is bad for our heart and lung health – and a new study says it may be bad for brain health, too.
Studying digital and biological connections can shed light on both fields.
Biological research can inspire technological innovation. Also, software that models computer networks can inform health care for patients with neurological disorders.
Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease use fetal tissue for their experiments.
The Trump administration has banned NIH researchers from using fetal tissue. The tissue is an essential tool for scientists investigating diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to Zika virus infections.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.
People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of dementia than the general population. Knowing when cognitive changes start is critical for developing new drugs.
Researchers are developing treatments for blindness caused by neurodegeneration.
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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.
Dementia patients are often the perpetrators and often the victims of abuse. Research also shows that a medical history of head injury can more than double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in some populations, even after many years.
From aggressive patients with Alzheimer's to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
Reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen, left, from Norway, and American challenger Fabiano Caruana will face off in the World Chess Championship, which begins Nov. 9 in London.
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.
A new study funded by the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation will investigate the use of learning technologies such as streaming media for people with dementia and those at risk.
Higher education for seniors shows promise – for combatting social isolation, increasing well-being and delaying the onset, or slowing the progression, of dementia.
New review finds that over 150 papers strongly support the view that herpes simplex plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
People with dementia experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes.
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?
Ted Turner and former wife Jane Fonda, picture in 1991, when the high-profile couple were dating.
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Media pioneer Ted Turner's announcement that he has Lewy body dementia brings the illness into the spotlight, which is rare. A neurologist explains why it's hard to even get a correct diagnosis.
Trials for new Alzheimer's drugs have been failing a lot, lately. But it may be premature to abandon these drugs altogether.
People with dementia often experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes.
Because of their sedative effect, antipsychotic medications are often used – in fact they are over-used – to "manage" people with dementia. This is against clinical guidelines.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease presents unique challenges, when a patient is still working or parenting children.The personality changes involved can result in job loss or divorce before a diagnosis is made.
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.
Thinking ability declines with age in those with dementia.
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.
Other cultures view dementia differently. Could they help us be better caregivers?
More than 16 million people in the U.S. take care of people with dementia. Could we learn something from how other cultures view dementia as more of a social disease rather than a lonely one?
For people with dementia, problems performing certain tasks can be a warning sign of difficulty managing financial tasks, according to new research.