Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance. ...

Neuroscience

Education does not protect against cognitive decline

A European-wide study published today in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from cognitive decline as they ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Trial drug shows 'impressive' Alzheimer's action: study

An experimental drug cleared protein buildup in the brains of people with mild Alzheimer's disease and slowed their mental decline, the results of a preliminary trial showed Wednesday.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The mystery of the super-ager

It was the kind of case no traditional medical textbook could explain.

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