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

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.

Real Women, Real Stories

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.

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

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

Being a caregiver is challenging under the best of circumstances, but caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease presents its own unique set of concerns and problems.

Family & Caregiving