- Study finds no link between statin use and memory harm in older adults November 19, 2019
A 6-year study of 1,000 people aged 70–90 found no difference in rates of memory or cognition decline among participants who did or did not use statins.
- Illiteracy may triple dementia risk November 14, 2019
New research finds that people who cannot read may have a threefold risk of developing dementia in older age, compared with people who can read.
- Why is my leg shaking? November 13, 2019
There are many reasons a person’s leg could be shaking, from restless legs syndrome to anxiety. Read this article to learn about 10 possible causes of a shaky leg.
- Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's November 13, 2019
A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease.
- Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease November 12, 2019
In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in.
- Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life? November 10, 2019
New research examines the cognitive ability of children in the hope that markers of cognitive decline will predict dementia later in life.
- Does waist size predict dementia risk? November 5, 2019
The first large-scale study of its kind examines the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of developing dementia.
- How waste gets 'washed out' of our brains during sleep November 2, 2019
A new study shows, for the first time, that cerebrospinal fluid washes into and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste.
- Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats October 28, 2019
A new study of 1,628 older people living in Japan found a 52–74% higher chance of developing dementia in those with higher blood levels of trans fats.
- How a high salt diet may lead to cognitive decline October 25, 2019
New research in mice sheds light on the mechanism that explains the causal link between a diet high in salt and a marker of Alzheimer's disease.
- Failed dementia drug gets a second chance October 24, 2019
Biotech company Biogen have announced that they will file for official approval of a new Alzheimer's drug, while results in clinical trials were uncertain.
- What is apraxia? October 23, 2019
Apraxia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to perform everyday movements. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and types in this article.
- Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both? October 22, 2019
A new study in twins finds that modifiable factors, such as early family life, may be more important than genes in driving heart and brain health outcomes.
- MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently? October 16, 2019
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis.
- Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression October 16, 2019
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread.
- What to know about acetylcholine October 11, 2019
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s a …
- Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target October 11, 2019
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia.
- Existing blood thinner delays Alzheimer's disease in mice October 8, 2019
New research in mice suggests that dabigatran, a blood thinning drug, may help delay the development of Alzheimer's by maintaining normal brain blood flow.
- 95% of people think they could develop dementia with age September 30, 2019
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward dementia.
- Alcohol and dementia risk: A complex relationship September 28, 2019
The relationship between alcohol consumption and dementia risk in older adults is proving difficult to unpick. A recent study takes a fresh look.