Lead exposure can harm brain growth in children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors.
1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a class of medications used to treat allergies, insomnia, leaky bladders, and other common disorders
The finding suggests that other, more common, forms of aneurysms could someday be treated with medication instead of high-risk surgical interventions.
The study will track the mother’s marijuana use from the first trimester throughout pregnancy and then scan infants’ brains at age 6 months to identify possible effects of cannabis exposure.
If you understand why there won’t be much headway on Alzheimer’s, you’ll also understand why medicine has been having fewer breakthroughs on major diseases.
Our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest.
The average caregiver spends $6,954 a year on out-of-pocket costs caring for a family member.
Nearly half of older adults with probable dementia or difficulty performing daily activities don’t get assistance from family, friends or paid caregivers
FDA warns consumers to avoid unproven and potentially unsafe products sold as treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
The prevalence of left-handedness is lower among breastfed infants as compared to bottle-fed infants.
Dementia care is the fastest-growing segment of assisted living. But facilities across the country are straining to deliver on their promises of attentive care
Family members or other unpaid helpers provide long-term care to 83 percent of older adults in America.
Researchers at 19 institutions led by UW Medicine have classified Alzheimer’s patients into six subgroups with genetic differences. Their findings could open the way for personalized treatment.
Acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease that has struck 414 people — mostly young children — across comes when the public health system is overstretched.
Lifestyle factors such as diet and fitness — and also learning — increase cognitive reserve. And a higher cognitive reserve can help stave off dementia.