In Nashville, the nonprofit Music for Seniors connects the city’s musicians with its older residents in an effort to build community and improve seniors’ quality of life. Now, the organization is teaming up with researchers at Vanderbilt University to see…
By John Yang, Leah Nagy
At age 61, Judi Polak is five years into a bleak diagnosis: Alzheimer’s disease. But last year she made medical history in a clinical trial, when a team of scientists, engineers and practitioners deployed a novel device to take aim…
By Miles O'Brien
A new study points toward neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus up through the ninth decade of life, which implications for memory and disease.
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American
Some people in the early stages of Alzheimer's are likely falling through the cracks and developing more advanced symptoms because their illness isn't caught and treated soon enough, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association and medical experts.
By Laura Santhanam
By Nsikan Akpan
This Valentine’s Day, three neuroscientists explain why music-evoked memories are so potent -- and whether we can let them go.
The new film “What They Had” explores the painful journey of a family coping with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Its accomplished cast includes Blythe Danner as an ailing mother and Hilary Swank as the daughter who comes home to care for…
While you have dodged a health care bullet so far, the odds are you will need substantial health care in your later years.
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
By Dr. Howard Markel
This week marks the 153rd birthday of Alois Alzheimer, the German psychiatrist who is often credited for first describing the clinical and micro-anatomic features of a brain disease that steals the memories of millions of people each year.
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