Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Food insecurity in seniors linked to increased risk for dementia

For older adults, food insecurity is associated with an increased risk for dementia with poorer memory function and faster memory decline, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

Neuroscience

Smaller hippocampus linked to cognitive decline

With the rise of new drugs that can target the amyloid-beta plaques in the brain that are an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, new ways are needed to determine whether memory loss and thinking problems are due to Alzheimer's ...

Health

Reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease in families

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes memory loss and other cognitive decline due to brain cell degeneration. It's the most common cause of dementia—a clinical syndrome characterized by a ...

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