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Testosterone Treatment, A Risky Bet?

Recent studies reported that testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone levels does not improve cognitive function and may increase the size of coronary artery plaques. READ MORE

Fueling Up: Glucose, Ketones & Your Brain

Does targeting the energy system in neurons make sense as an approach for treating Alzheimer's disease?

Fear of AGEs

You may not have heard of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), but chances are you've eaten them.

A Cautionary Tale and an Ancient Spice

A new study questions the therapeutic claims of curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric.

Danger in the Air

A recent study suggests that living near a major roadway may raise the risk of dementia.

Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease?

MIT reported on an idea to treat Alzheimer's based on a study that suggested lights flashing at a certain frequency could reduce beta-amyloid plaques.

U.S. Dementia Rates Fall

Researchers from the University of Michigan published the finding that the percentage of people over 65 in the U.S. with dementia is decreasing.

“Chemo Brain” and Alzheimer’s Risk

The evidence is mixed as to whether a history of chemotherapy makes an Alzheimer's diagnosis more or less likely later in life.

What APOE Means for Your Health

APOE4 alleles are the greatest genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's.

More Medications, More Risks

While most medications help you live longer, healthier lives, taking a lot of them simultaneously can lead to impaired cognition.

Your Brain is Begging You: Stop Smoking!

Smokers are at higher risk of developing all types of dementia and a much higher risk for specifically Alzheimer's disease.

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