Beta-amyloid, a key culprit in Alzheimer’s, is also part of the immune system, leading scientists to speculate that infections might trigger the disease.
How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?
Several clinical trials have provided powerful evidence that a healthy lifestyle can protect your brain and reduce the risk for age-related cognitive problems.
For older adults, the stress of being hospitalized can lead to bouts of delirium, or a confused mental state.
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.