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Dementia Risk Starts Early with High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a known risk factor for dementia. But at what age does the risk start? It’s earlier than you probably think. Recent research…

Dementia

Is Dementia Reversible? A Simple Test May Tell

Most forms of dementia are not reversible. That’s not the case with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Now, a simple test can help correctly diagnose it…

Alzheimer's

Herpes Virus Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Even after years of investigation, the cause of Alzheimer’s remains elusive. A recent study gives important new clues…

Alzheimer's

Beware of “Skinny Fat”—a New Dementia Risk

There are plenty of known risk factors for dementia. Researchers have now identified a new one that looks at body weight and muscle mass. Read on…

Memory

Should I Be Worried About My Memory?

When we lose track of our thoughts it can be unnerving. But does it mean that we’re destined to develop dementia? Here’s the answer…

Brain Health

Curcumin Fights Dementia

Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, improves memory and may protect against Alzheimer's disease—if you choose the right formulation.

Memory

Surprising New Way to Boost Brain Health: Ping-Pong!

Much more than just a fun game, Ping-Pong is the new “brain sport.” Here’s how it can boost memory, attention and even your mood!

Memory

Quiz: Is It True What They Say About Alzheimer’s Disease?

Despite the increased public awareness about Alzheimer’s, many misconceptions persist. Take this quiz to see if you can separate fact from fiction…

Alzheimer's

How to Keep Love Alive When Your Spouse Has Dementia

When one spouse has Alzheimer's or any other type of dementia, keeping emotional bonds strong is a challenge. Plus...should you still have sex?

Memory

For a Healthier Brain, Go Dancing!

Exercise has long been considered a smart way to keep you brain healthy. Which exercise is best? It’s dancing—and here’s why…

Dementia

Not Sleeping Well? Watch Your Dementia Risk

If you’re short on Zzzs, don’t just shrug it off. Poor sleep is now being associated with dementia risk. Here’s what the research tells us…

Memory

Is Your Brain Slowing Down? Tricks to Stay Sharp

Mind not as quick as it used to be? Don’t panic. Here are a variety of strategies to keep your brain and memory in top form as you age…

Diseases & Conditions

Delirium Danger

This serious form of mental confusion is rampant in our hospitals. If you are admitted to a hospital, you’re at…

Memory

Could a Memory-Boosting Brain Implant Help Those With Dementia?

An experimental brain implant can give a memory boost for those tip-of-the-tongue moments. Here’s how it works—and what it might mean for the future…

Brain Health

Quiz: Are Men’s Brains and Women’s Brains Different?

Stereotypes about the differences between men’s and women’s brains abound. The truth is more complicated…and surprising.

Alzheimer's

What Your Eyes Say About Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease has been notoriously difficult to diagnose. Now, researchers have found an eye scan that may change that…

Brain Health

Make Your Brain Younger by Volunteering

The right kind of volunteering can increase your brain's volume and improve your memory and mental skills. But it has to be the right kind!

Memory

Sleep-Deprived? Eat Chocolate!

Already known to have many health benefits, cocoa might also reverse cognitive decline from aging and sleep loss according to new research.

Brain Health

L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is an amino acid that helps the brain burn fat as fuel and boosts cell survival after a stroke. It increases oxygen circulation in the brain.

Brain Health

Supplements for a Healthy Brain

Take these supplements to keep your brain healthy: Ginkgo for cognitive ability, L-carnitine for brain function, and Bupleurum to help brain dysfunction.