Dementia

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Beware of “Skinny Fat”—a New Dementia Risk

There are plenty of known risk factors for dementia. Researchers have now identified a new one that looks at body weight and muscle mass. Read on…

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How to Stay Connected to a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

The news that a friend or relative has Alzheimer’s disease is not only devastating—it also can be intimidating. Most people…

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How to Keep Love Alive When Your Spouse Has Dementia

When one spouse has Alzheimer's or any other type of dementia, keeping emotional bonds strong is a challenge. Plus...should you still have sex?

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Not Sleeping Well? Watch Your Dementia Risk

If you’re short on Zzzs, don’t just shrug it off. Poor sleep is now being associated with dementia risk. Here’s what the research tells us…

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What’s Your Real Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's is among the most dreaded diseases, but your family history may be less important than you think. Learn why here...

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What Your Eyes Say About Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease has been notoriously difficult to diagnose. Now, researchers have found an eye scan that may change that…

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Marriage May Help Keep Dementia at Bay

A good marriage is linked to plenty of health benefits—but this one could be a surprise. Read on to learn how tying the knot may help your brain…

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Lessons from a Dementia Coach

These tips from a dementia coach can improve care for a loved one with dementia at home–and help you cope, too.

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Why Is Your Loved One Suddenly So Paranoid?

Increased paranoia is common among the elderly…but it is not a normal part of healthy aging. Here, what might be causing it…and what you can do about it.

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Questions to Ask If You Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be terrifying. But the more you know about what to expect, the better off you'll be. Ask your doctor these questions.

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Cut Your Dementia Risk by 25%

“Lifestyle programs” that aim to cut dementia risk by changing a single behavior such as exercise have flopped. But combining healthy habits? Success!

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Dirty Air and Dementia

Fine particulate pollution, mostly from autos and power plants, is a bigger risk factor for dementia than we knew. Here's how to protect yourself.

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What’s That Mean? Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, is not the only kind. Learn about types of dementia, including vascular, Lewy bodies and more…

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Best Supplements for Alzheimer’s Disease

Taking brain-targeted nutritional and herbal supplements daily can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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A Treatable Brain Disorder That’s Often Mistaken for Alzheimer’s

A shuffling gait, incontinence, a mind that’s less sharp than before…they seem like early signs of dementia, but they might be something more treatable.