'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of so-called "superagers" are much different than normal seniors, according to a new study.

Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions may damage areas of the brain related to memory in National Football League players. And that damage might linger long after the players leave the sport, according to a small study.

Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.

Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory?

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Got your heart set on a career as a detective? Here's a clue that may help you crack that first big case.

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests.

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds.