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Carilion, UVa and NC A&T are enrolling people with dementia and their caregivers in a Phase 3 study to see if sensors installed in a home that pick up environmental clues can pick up on when a

Obesity continues as a public health problem. A new study suggests several reasons why. 

The neurobiologist says the key to beating Alzheimer’s might be preventing it before symptoms start.

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has fo

The Alzheimer's Association has awarded a team of University of Virginia researchers nearly $150,000 to study the impact brain injuries may have on causing the disease.

More than 80% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are cared for at home by family members, usually spouses or partners.

As the baby boom generation in the United States ages, more people are experiencing cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Researcher Michael McConnell and his colleagues may have found a way to explain why neurons in the temporal lobe are the first to die in Alzheimer’s.

A School of Medicine discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as one of 2018’s most promisin

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system – such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and various forms of cognitive impairment – are complex to study, treat and cure, requiring multiprong

An online program being researched at UVA seeks to improve the sleep of older adults with mild cognitive impairment in order to ward off dementia.

Scientists have developed a way to see brain cells talk – to actually see neurons communicate in bright, vivid color.

Aging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer’s disease and the decline in cognitive ability that comes with time, new research reveals. 

J. Julius Zhu said the main idea behind the research was “actually very simple,” but “it took us a lot of years to make this thing work.”