Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal protein clumps may appear in the brain up to 30 years before people develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study estimates, perhaps providing a window of opportunity to intervene.

Serious Concussions Linked to Memory Problems in Retired NFL Players

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- National Football League players who suffered concussions serious enough to lose consciousness may be at risk for brain damage that can affect memory later in life, a new study suggests.

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So-called medical marijuana pills may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia, a small study suggests.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired mental function within the first six months that persists for at least a year, a new study suggests.

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding more olive oil or nuts to a Mediterranean diet -- one rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains and low in red meat -- may help keep your mind sharper as you age, a new study suggests.

Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat plenty of fruits and veggies may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills as they grow old, a new large study suggests.

Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

(HealthDay News) -- Learning new things can help keep your mind sharper, no matter what your age.

Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions.