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It is Never Too Early to Protect Your Heart

At what age does cardiovascular health begin to impact brain health? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that even in our 20s and 30s, it may impact the brain's blood vessels. MORE

Blood Pressure – How Low Should You Go?

Growing evidence suggests that managing blood pressure in your 40s and 50s is important for reducing the future risk of dementia.

Better Diet is Associated with Larger Brain Volumes

A study reported that higher scores on diet quality correlate with larger brain tissue volumes. Find out which food groups showed this association.

How Does Alzheimer’s Affect Women and Men Differently?

To prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, more research is needed to understand how the disease affects women and men differently.

Is Exercise Bad for Dementia Patients? A New Study Makes Odd Claim

A study reported that exercise worsened the cognition of dementia patients, but a look at the findings in the context of previous research is needed.

Study Identifies New Risk Factors for Dementia

A recent study suggests that being widowed, underweight, or sleep-deprived may increase dementia risk.

Can Allergy Medications Harm Your Brain?

Some allergy medications are associated with increased dementia risk, while newer antihistamines have little, if any, cognitive side effects.

Want Better Brain Health? Study Says to Start Exercising Now

In the United States alone, more than 1 million cases of Alzheimer's may be due to physical inactivity.

Is There a Link Between Aluminum and Alzheimer’s?

Aluminum is in drinking water, antiperspirants, antacids, and much more—can it increase your risk for dementia?

Healthy Lifestyle Changes May Benefit Cognition in Older People with APOE4

Lifestyle interventions improved cognitive functions in people with APOE4, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.

Can Alzheimer’s Begin in Our 20s?

A study suggests that the accumulation of toxic, misfolded beta-amyloid proteins in the brain may begin decades earlier than believed.

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