Antioxidant supplements may not help ward off dementia, despite earlier research suggesting the contrary.
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Scientists have found that a gene called TMEM106B controls how fast the brain ages and helps protect against dementia.
Keeping your heart healthy could also benefit your brain — a new study suggests that people who have risk factors for heart disease in middle age are also at increased risk for dementia.
Actor and singer David Cassidy recently revealed he has dementia, but what exactly does this term mean?
Elderly adults who use a computer or engage in other brain-stimulating activities may reduce their risk of developing memory problems later in life.
More than a dozen people in Massachusetts suddenly developed severe amnesia, but there was no clear cause of their memory loss.
Three people whose brains were examined after their deaths turned out to have signs of Alzheimer's disease. But they actually had good memory abilities right up until they died.
The American population is getting older, but the percentage of U.S. seniors with dementia is actually declining, a new study found.
President Obama today announced ambitions for the U.S. to send people to Mars by 2030. But a new study shows that the radiation of space could be damaging to the brain.
One neuroscientist says that all functions attributable to the soul can be explained by the workings of the brain.
Legendary comedic actor Gene Wilder has died at age 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. But what exactly does it mean to die from Alzheimer's?
A detailed new map of the human brain's outer layer identifies nearly 100 brain areas that have not been previously reported, according to a new study.
If you want to remember something you just learned, you may want to exercise 4 hours after learning it, a new study suggests.
Bad date? Embarrassing conversation? New research finds a way to forget what we'd rather not remember.