Anti-inflammatory drugs may be able to reverse cognitive decline in the future.
A study of a retirement program in China found that people who retired early suffered significant cognitive decline that put them at risk of early onset of dementia.
Dementia and depression are two diagnoses that rob older adults of health and happiness. Despite their obvious differences, it is becoming ever more apparent that the two conditions are connected.
A landmark study shows chronic stress from racism can lead to loss of brain function in African American women.
Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
The stigma that dehumanizes people living with dementia is reflected in the toll of COVID-19 in long-term care. Reforming long-term care must challenge this stigma with a new ethic of care.
The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Though a recent study's results were promising, there is still much that researchers don't know.
Our study found that people who had higher repetitive negative thinking patterns experienced more cognitive decline over a four-year period.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Nuts are a healthy part of any diet, but can they really make you smarter?
Britain's Prince Philip recently announced he will stop driving, in the aftermath of a crash he caused after being blinded by sunlight. The crash raises a question: When should people stop driving?
A new study suggests that being intellectually engaged does nothing to slow cognitive decline, but it does start the decline from a higher point.
You're more likely to know a word but not be able to produce it as you get older. Keeping fit could minimise these lapses.
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 study has assessed the links between cholesterol and cognitive function.
More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
Most people view ageing as negative. But, research shows, there's actually a lot to be positive about.