Around one in 20 people with Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 65.
Most Americans knew the late Dianne Feinstein as a US senator. But for San Francisco voters, she will forever be remembered as the woman who stepped in at a tragic moment to lead the city.
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.
The symptoms of B12 deficiency resemble a lot of other health problems, putting millions of Americans at risk of a misdiagnosis.
From figuring out where memories are stored to how sensory information translates to behavior, new technologies are helping neuroscientists better understand how the brain works.
New research reveals how socioeconomic status influences our memory abilities and risk of dementia.
New research offers insights into the brain after COVID-19 that may have implications for our understanding of long COVID-19 and how the disease affects our senses of taste and smell.
Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes typically seen in older adults. The implications of these findings are not yet clear.
Alzheimer’s disease is often associated with a decline in episodic memory. Patients will complain that they can’t remember events they’ve experienced, conversations they’ve had, things they’ve done.
The first drug targeting Alzheimer’s disease has been approved in 20 years – but its approval isn’t based on substantial evidence.
Depression can cause widespread changes in our brain – including to the regions responsible for memory.
September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.
Though a recent study’s results were promising, there is still much that researchers don’t know.
Current research suggest it can be both helpful and harmful to memory – here’s why.
A national trial that looked at whether brain stimulation could restore memory had a surprise finding. Deep brain stimulation brought back vivid memories temporarily.
In dementia sufferers, if autobiographical self-knowledge is lost, feelings of agency – learned as an child – may be the last remaining facet of self, something most studies have ignored.
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?
The risk smartphones pose to our memory is overblown, but they do get in the way of us making more detailed and authentic memories.
Frontotemporal dementia typically affects people under 65 and is about more than memory loss – this is what to look out for.
Activities that engage your brain, such as learning a new language and completing crosswords, as well as having high levels of social interaction, can reduce your risk of dementia.