The medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.
Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to a new report.
Dementia is not something we doctors talk much about. We all have many patients with dementia — and more every year — but we never seem to chat about it the way we discuss kidney disease or cancer treatment.
A large study finds further evidence that anemia — a common condition in the elderly — increases the risk for dementia.
A push for early detection and treatment, even in the absence of cognitive symptoms, of the amyloid plaques that indicate a risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias has some researchers worried.
What kind of exercise should I do in addition to cardio to maintain brain health and ward off dementia? The Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds responds to readers’ questions.
Lower scores on tests of mental function were tied to exposure to common viruses and bacteria like herpes, cytomegalovirus, chlamydia and Helicobacter pylori.
Being physically fit in midlife is associated with a lower risk of dementia in old age, a new study reports.
There is no clear explanation why, but compared with individuals with normal hearing, those with hearing loss have an increased risk of developing dementia.
Using a jarred brain as a teaching tool, my dad showed my 8-year-old self how brains with Alzheimer’s disease become smaller, and how wide grooves develop in the cerebral cortex. But only after his death – and my mother’s confession about whose brain occupied that jar – did I figure out that my father was quite literally demonstrating how this disease runs through our heads.