Palliative care for dementia throughout the course of the disease can help improve quality of life for patients and lighten the burden on caregivers.
Elder abuse is any intentional mistreatment of an older person, and nine in 10 abusers are family members. Here are warning signs and how to prevent it.
Low levels of vitamin B12 and high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid, may be associated with accelerated brain aging in older adults.
Which activities might slow memory decline for people with mild cognitive impairment? A new study uncovers some answers.
Gait changes often develop gradually as a result of a chronic medical condition. Here are several possible causes to consider.
Traumatic brain injury greatly increases the risk of developing dementia, but the link between these two conditions is unclear.
Like most everything else, the way we walk changes as we age. But how do you know what’s normal and what’s not?
As people age, problems with vision, such as cataracts, and mental functioning often occur together. Might correcting one improve the other?
A bump, blow or jolt to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury. Though usually mild, those injuries can be a cause of disability or even death.
Evolving theories about how Alzheimer’s may spread in the brain could conceivably help drug developers find ways to defeat the disease.