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Evidence supporting three interventions that might slow cognitive decline and the onset of dementia is encouraging — Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical…

Saliva may hold the keys to understanding a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, even among those who don’t yet have memory and thinking problems associated with the disease. Knowing…


Depression and other behavior changes may show up in people who will later develop Alzheimer’s disease even before they start having memory problems, reported by researchers in the medical…


People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if…


Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, revealed by researchers in Nature Neuroscience. As people age, they typically show some…


Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than…


Being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions,…


Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s patients. The protein – Neuroligin-1 (NLGN1) –…


High levels of “good” cholesterol and low levels of “bad” cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark of…


A new research suggests that alpha tocepherol, fat-soluble Vitamin E and antioxidant, may slow functional decline (problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling) in…

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