Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Mayo Clinic minute: Reducing dementia risks

More than 55 million people worldwide are believed to be living with dementia, according to the World Health Organization. And women are likely to be twice as affected by dementia as men.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Planning can help gun owners age safely

The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) has created a new online resource to help older adults with cognitive impairment draw up a plan for safekeeping of firearms.

Health

The younger we feel, the better we rehabilitate

As scientists gradually discover evidence that people who feel younger than their chronological age are typically healthier and more psychologically resilient, the saying "you're only as old as you feel" rings increasingly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health services underused in aged care

Fewer than 3% of people with mental health conditions living in Australian residential aged care facilities accessed government-subsidized mental health services, a new analysis from Flinders University and the South Australian ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does glaucoma affect cognitive function?

Previous studies have looked for links between glaucoma—a neurodegenerative disorder that's the leading cause of irreversible blindness—and cognitive function, but they've generated mixed results. Findings from a large ...

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