A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trans fats may play havoc with your memory along with your cholesterol levels, a new study suggests.

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain proteins can be detected in the blood of people long before they develop Alzheimer's disease and may offer a way to diagnose and treat the disease earlier, a new study suggests.

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental activity don't appear to prevent the brain from developing the telltale beta-amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke robs the brain of nearly eight years, impairing memory and slowing thinking speed, a new study says.

Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even though some early research suggested that people who take statin drugs might experience short-term memory loss, a large new study finds they are no worse for recall than other cholesterol-lowering medications.

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new global tally of health finds that only about 4 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, while a third -- about 2.3 billion people -- had more than five health problems.

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking menopausal hormone therapy to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes often hope it will also help their menopause-related memory and thinking problems, but a new study reports it won't.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.