Cognitive Vitality Blog: Examining issues that are on your mind

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Does Chronic Pain Increase Dementia Risk?

A recent study suggests that chronic pain is associated with faster memory decline and increased dementia risk. READ MORE

New Study Says Even Light Drinking Can Harm Your Brain

Previous research has suggested that light drinking could protect the brain, but this study found no benefits.

APOE and Gender

Having APOE4, a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's, may mean different things depending on your gender.

Is Diet Soda Harming Your Brain Health?

One study says older adults who regularly drink artificially sweetened beverages were about three times more likely to develop Alzheimer's.

New Test Makes It Easy to Learn Your APOE Status, But Should You?

23andMe received FDA approval to offer genetic information for 10 health risks, including late-onset Alzheimer's.

Antioxidant Supplements Fail to Prevent Dementia in Older Men

A recent study reported that vitamin E and selenium do not prevent dementia in cognitively normal older men.

New Debate on Hormone Replacement Therapy and Dementia Risk

A study reported that long-term hormone therapy was associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's, conflicting with current recommendations.

Testosterone Treatment, A Risky Bet?

Studies have reported that testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone levels does not improve cognitive function.

Fueling Up: Glucose, Ketones & Your Brain

Does targeting the energy system in neurons make sense as an approach for treating Alzheimer's disease?

Fear of AGEs

You may not have heard of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), but chances are you've eaten them.

A Cautionary Tale and an Ancient Spice

A new study questions the therapeutic claims of curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric.

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