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Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia -- even late in life, according to new research.
Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. That could help explain why some older people who have beta-amyloid deposits do not develop dementia, California researchers report.
Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain

Researchers say they've tracked specific activity in the human brain linked to imagining.
Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study

A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.
Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress

A team of researchers has uncovered a key way that cells respond to stress.
Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.
Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

Older adults who habitually use sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked.
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.

 

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