'Landmark' discovery brings a pill for Alzheimer's closer to reality, researchers say


The discovery of a compound that stops diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in their tracks is a "landmark" step toward a pill to treat these conditions, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.

Protein presence in urine predicts risk for cognitive decline


The presence of protein in the urine of those with diabetes can signify a risk for cognitive decline, according to a new study.

'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.