Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say.

Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease.

Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests.

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood.

Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect.

Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising after you learn new things might help you remember them, a small study suggests.

HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many newly infected HIV patients experience neurological problems, but they tend to be mild and they subside after antiretroviral drugs are given, a new study finds.

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests.

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.