THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For people worried about developing dementia due to their family history, a preliminary study offers some good news: A healthy lifestyle might curb your risk. Researchers found that older adults with healthy habits had a lower risk of developing dementia, versus the lessContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — That college degree may be useful in many ways, but new research suggests it probably won’t keep your brain from shrinking with age. Over the years, a number of studies have suggested that education might buffer people against age-related declines in memory andContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Where you live could affect your brain health as you age, a new study claims. Specifically, it found that middle-aged and older people in poorer neighborhoods showed more brain shrinkage and faster mental decline than those in affluent neighborhoods. “”Worldwide, dementia is aContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Don’t forget to floss: New research adds to evidence linking gum disease with Alzheimer’s disease. The mouth is home to both harmful bacteria that promote inflammation and healthy, protective bacteria, the study authors explained. In the new study, the researchers found that peopleContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged folks who feel persistently lonely appear to have a nearly doubled risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. If you take steps to counter your loneliness, however, you might actually reduce your dementia risk, the researchers found. DementiaContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When people die some cells in their brains go on for hours, even getting more active and growing to gargantuan proportions, new research shows. Awareness of this activity, spurred on by “zombie genes,” could affect research into diseases that affect the brain. ForContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A drug with a 30-year track record as an effective tool for fighting cancer may significantly improve memory and thinking in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Sargramostim (brand name: Leukine) has long been used after cancer treatment to coax aContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Regular aerobic exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which may help slow mental decline in older adults, a new, small study suggests. Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center looked at 70 men and women diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).Continue Reading