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

The Trials and Joys of Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

Being flexible and developing a support network are crucial

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Retiring Early Can Be Bad For the Brain

New study finds that people who retire early can suffer from accelerated cognitive decline.

Menopause & Aging Well

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

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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. 


Self-Care & Mental Health

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

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.

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