Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include forgetfulness, difficulty using or remembering words and difficulty concentrating. It is the most common cause of dementia in older people. READ MORE

Does Forgetting a Name or Word Mean That I Have Dementia?

Dementia, which is not technically a disease but a term for impaired ability to think, remember or make decisions, is one of the most feared impairments of old age.

Menopause & Aging Well

Racism Linked To Cognitive Decline in African American Women

African Americans have higher rates of dementia and Alzheimer's disease than white Americans.

Menopause & Aging Well

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Is a Labor of Love

Caregivers deserve compassion and understanding, too.

Family & Caregiving

Alzheimer's Isn't Inevitable

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

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Self-Care & Mental Health