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What Arts, Crafts and Computer Use Might Do for Your Mind

Book clubs, painting classes and computer games are just a few fun ways to spend retirement. And such mind-engaging activities may also do wonders for older people's mental health.

These Medications Posed Risks for Dementia Patients

Treating and caring for patients with dementia is often difficult, and medications are seen as a way to help manage behavior. What happens when those medications may also pose health risks?

How Your Gender Could Affect Your Brain Health

In the search for what causes and signals Alzheimer's disease, scientists have often looked to genes. New evidence, however, points to gender.

Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults

Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.

These Unexpected Symptoms May Signal Alzheimer's

Conventional wisdom holds that Alzheimer's starts with small memory slips — but new evidence suggests that other mental health symptoms may signal this disease.

Better Sleep for a Stronger Mind

A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.

Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline

In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.

Coffee Buzz May Keep Minds Sharp

Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s may be as simple as enjoying a few cups of coffee each day.

Many Dementia Patients Were Never Screened

Getting early treatment for dementia can improve patients' health. Many people, however, aren't getting screened for the disorder in the first place.

High Blood Pressure May Prompt Mental Decline

High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 US adults and is tied to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). But high blood pressure in midlife may also forecast mental decline later.