Signs of Memory Problems May Instead Be Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.

When Adolescents Give Up Marijuana, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Maybe it is time, once again, to speak to kids about their pot usage because evidence shows marijuana use among adolescents negatively affects cognition.

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Researchers report older adults who take up drawing are better able to retain new information than those who write notes.

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains?

A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.

Depression Speeds Up Brain Aging

Affective problems, such as depression, increase risk for late-life dementia.

Stressed-Out People May Have Smaller Brains, Study Says

Some stress in daily life is to be expected. It's when you become stressed out that your brain becomes negatively affected.

Too Much Sleep is Bad for the Brain

While the effects of sleep deprivation are well known, researchers discover sleeping too much could have a detrimental effect on your brain. A new study reports sleeping more than eight hours per night can reduce cognitive ability and reasoning skills.

3 Specific Ways That Helping Others Benefits Your Brain

Giving support to others may have more brain benefits than receiving support.

Worried About Dementia? Control High Blood Pressure

People, middle-aged and older, often worry about declining memory…

Feeling Young Could Mean Your Brain is Aging More Slowly

While some people are young at heart, others feel older than their age -- and a recent study finds that this 'subjective age' may reflect brain aging. Researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age had a younger estimated brain age, compared with those who felt their age, or older than their age. The study is the first to find a link between brain aging and subjective age.