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Alzheimer's Isn't Inevitable Feature
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Alzheimer's Isn't Inevitable

Here’s how to reduce your risk for developing the disease.

What’s the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s? I Set Out for Answers After My Mother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis.
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What’s the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s? I Set Out for Answers After My Mother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis.

Before my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 68, I rarely gave the disease a second thought. Now I worry that going through menopause may increase my own risk.

Dementia Can Happen to Anyone but Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
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Dementia Can Happen to Anyone but Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia affect many women and can happen to anyone. Yet, dementia is not a normal part of aging.

Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
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Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's

Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why.

Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled
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Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled

Dementia is now one of the leading killers in the United States, with the rate of deaths linked to the disease more than doubling over the past two decades.

Deep Sleep May Play a Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
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Deep Sleep May Play a Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science also found that sleep may help clear the brain of toxins that play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. 


Midlife Stress and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?
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Midlife Stress and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?

Stressful experiences in middle age are associated with greater memory loss among women later in life. But this link isn’t found in men, according to a new study.

Alzheimer's Genes Might Show Effects in Your 20s
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Alzheimer's Genes Might Show Effects in Your 20s

A new study warns that when young people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease have memory lapses, it could be an early sign of something serious.

Avoiding Pseudomedicine for Alzheimer's and Brain Health
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Avoiding Pseudomedicine for Alzheimer's and Brain Health

With so many people affected by Alzheimer's disease, many people are looking for information about any kind of brain health intervention. And they may fall prey to pseudomedicine.

I Know the Pain of Alzheimer’s, but I Also Know the Love
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I Know the Pain of Alzheimer’s, but I Also Know the Love

I know the pain of losing your mom to Alzheimer’s. But I also know the love—the love and bond between a mother and daughter that not even Alzheimer’s can break.

Depression and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?
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Depression and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?

New research is untangling the complex relationship between symptoms of depression and losses in memory and thinking that often emerge together with Alzheimer's disease.

Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's
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Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a concern for many menopausal women, and yet most do not consider taking hormone replacement therapy, even though estrogen can significantly delay Alzheimer's.

It's Time for Women to Get Brain Healthy, Too
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It's Time for Women to Get Brain Healthy, Too

Women make healthy choices for their bodies every day but rarely think about their own brain health. Here's what we should be doing to care for our most important organ.

7 Easy Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's
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7 Easy Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's

There are no surefire ways to prevent or cure Alzheimer's, but there are some preventive strategies.