Where you live may protect you from dementia

Neighborhoods with opportunities for socialization, physical activity, and intellectual stimulation may help preserve older adults' cognitive health.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Algorithm estimates when Alzheimer’s symptoms may appear

A new method can estimate when a person with no cognitive symptoms will start showing signs of Alzheimer's dementia based on a brain scan and age.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 20, 2021 ~8 min

Socializing gives older adults a cognitive boost

Pleasant socializing on one day results in better cognitive performance the next, finds new research with people 70 to 90 years old.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Sept. 20, 2021 ~5 min

Good listeners may protect you against cognitive decline

Just having someone who'll listen to you when you need to talk could be a buffer against the effects of age and disease on brain health.

NYU Langone Medical Center • futurity
Aug. 16, 2021 ~7 min

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

A small increase in levels of fine particle pollution at specific addresses was linked with a greater dementia risk for people living there.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Who should pay for new Alzheimer’s drug?

The FDA has approved an expensive drug for Alzheimer's disease called aducanumab, but does it work? And who should pay for it? An expert weighs in.

Stanford • futurity
July 28, 2021 ~11 min

FDA-approved drugs may slow, reverse Alzheimer’s damage

Researchers have identified potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease and several FDA-approved drugs with therapeutic potential against them.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
July 9, 2021 ~7 min

Tooth loss boosts dementia risk, but dentures may help

Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia—and with each tooth lost, the risk of cognitive decline grows. But dentures may offer some protection.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
July 8, 2021 ~5 min

What you should know about the new Alzheimer’s drug

The FDA has approved the first new Alzheimer's drug in nearly 20 years. Stephen Salloway digs into what it means for patients and for the disease's future.

Corrie Pikul-Brown • futurity
June 15, 2021 ~11 min

Early trial shows flickering lights could fight Alzheimer’s

Researchers have conducted an early human trial for a light- and sound-based treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The results are promising, they say.

Jerry Grillo-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 2, 2021 ~8 min