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How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain
As people age, cognitive functions like memory and judgment can change. And viral infections might have something to do with that.
An Infection-Cognition Connection
Many older adults deal with chronic health conditions as they age.  And according to a new study, these chronic conditions often seem to be preceded by a single infection in elderly patients. 
Cold Sores, Ulcers and...Dementia?
A cold sore or a slight respiratory infection is just that, right?  An uncomfortable health issue that clears up in a few days? But it may be more complicated than that.
Five Treatments to Discuss With Your Doc
As people grow old, they often face increasing health issues. While certain treatments may be helpful to younger adults, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recommended some treatments elderly patients may want to avoid.
Boosting Brains for Older Adults with HIV
Memory loss and cognitive decline is a common concern as we age into our later years. But for long-lived patients with HIV, the process can start earlier than usual.
How Does HIV Affect the Brain?
HIV-related dementia, known as AIDS dementia complex, can create memory problems and changes in behavior. Scientists are trying to understand how HIV affects the brain.
Brain Imaging Study Surprises Scientists
Getting the right diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the brain's connectivity and signaling can be a challenge. However, surprising results from a new imaging study may offer hope.
HIV and Dementia Connection Explained
Patients living longer with HIV/AIDS are at risk to develop a condition called HIV-associated dementia (HAD). Scientists have discovered that some people diagnosed HAD actually have two genetically different HIV types in their bodies, hiding in a place where HIV has never been seen before.
New Genetic Clues About Rare Brain Disorder
Progressive supranuclear palsy is a rare and devastating disease with no known treatments. New genetic clues could provide new insights into  neurodegenerative therapies.