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Long-term statin use reduces dementia risk by 30%, researchers discover

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Statins, which are commonly used to treat high cholesterol, do not cause cognition problems in the short term and may offer significant protection against dementia in the long term. This is according to new research that contradicts government warnings about these medications.

'Senior moments' are not necessarily part of aging process, study finds

Those momentary memory lapses that typically accompany aging may not be so normal after all. A new study links common forgetfulness in old age to strokes and Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists uncover possible root cause of Alzheimer's, could yield new treatment options

A recent scientific discovery could lead to an entirely new class of drugs to treat the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease, according to recent reports.