Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect.

Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising after you learn new things might help you remember them, a small study suggests.

HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many newly infected HIV patients experience neurological problems, but they tend to be mild and they subside after antiretroviral drugs are given, a new study finds.

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests.

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.

Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea in young children may affect youngsters' attention, memory and language development, a new study suggests.

Meditation May Sharpen Memory

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.