When symptoms of depression escalate during later life, the risk of developing dementia increases.
Standard techniques for detecting mild cognitive impairment sometimes falsely classify people with the condition as cognitively normal.
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?
For older adults, the stress of being hospitalized can lead to bouts of delirium, or a confused mental state.
Gait changes often develop gradually as a result of a chronic medical condition. Here are several possible causes to consider.
Like most everything else, the way we walk changes as we age. But how do you know what’s normal and what’s not?
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.
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)—affecting about 80 percent of people with MS. Here are some practical ways to manage it.
Not a day goes by in my battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s that I don’t feel another sliver of my brain is being shaved off.