Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests.

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests.

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- People with Alzheimer's disease may wander or forget how to use household appliances such as a stove, making home a more dangerous place.

Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren't just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 -- a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts.

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living in easy-to-walk communities may slow mental decline in older adults, according to a small study.

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study.

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One possible reason for memory decline in older age may be that brain networks become less able to maintain their separate functions, a new study suggests.