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'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

The brains of so-called "superagers" are much different than normal seniors, according to a new study.
Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.
Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Concussions may damage areas of the brain related to memory in National Football League players. And that damage might linger long after the players leave the sport, according to a small study.
Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.
Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.
Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory?

Got your heart set on a career as a detective? Here's a clue that may help you crack that first big case.
Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests.
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds.

 

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