G8 nations sets 2025 target to find treatment for dementia

Finding a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 is within reach, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday at the first-ever G8 meeting on combating the disease.

Magnesium can help ward off mental decline in elderly

A new study has shown that magnesium deficiency in adults may play a more important role in cognitive impairment.

Blame your genes for your ageing brain

Researchers have showed that the decline in brain function in normal aging is influenced by genes.

Music is key to mental health

A new study has revealed that the risk of mental decline through age or illness, is less in people, who play one or more musical instruments.

Today’s 90 year olds living longer with less mental decline: Study

People surviving past the age of 90 today are living with better cognitive performance than ever before, says a new Danish study.

Smoking and heavy drinking combo speeds up mental decline

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking can speed up cognitive decline by as much as 36 per cent, a new study has claimed.

Playing video games can delay mental decay among elderly

Older people who play video games challenging their mental processing speed could delay the ageing of their minds, a new study has found.

Crosswords and Sudoku help protect against mental decline

A daily crossword or Sudoku puzzle can help boost brain power and keep mind alert in old age, a new study has claimed.

Eating berries may help protect against mental decline

A new study has found that berries seem to promote autophagy, the brain`s natural housekeeping mechanism, thereby reducing the toxic accumulation.

Daily multivitamin tablets can boost memory: study

Popping a multivitamin tablet daily may boost the memory and slow mental decline, according to new research.

Smoking leads to poor memory, decision-making

Stroke patients who smoke have more difficulty with problem-solving and decision-making than non-smokers, a new study has found.

Migraines `not linked to mental decline`

Migraines currently affect about 20 percent of the female population, and while these headaches are common, there are many unanswered questions surrounding this complex disease.

Drug use not tied to mental decline in middle-age

Middle aged adults whose memories have grown hazy can`t blame occasional pot smoking or other light illicit drug use, new research suggests.

Exercise may help stave off mental decline

Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later is associated with preventing and improving mild cognitive impairment, say researchers.

Exercise may help stave off mental decline

Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later is associated with preventing and improving mild cognitive impairment, say researchers.

Herbal supplement, Ginkgo biloba ‘doesn’t slow mental decline’

Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba doesn’t appear to lower the rate of cognitive decline in older adults, say researchers.

Herbal supplement, Ginkgo biloba ‘doesn’t slow mental decline’

Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba doesn’t appear to lower the rate of cognitive decline in older adults, say researchers.