dementia

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Most people know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. But it also may put you at risk for cognitive decline and dementia.
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Many of us downsized our holiday celebrations this year, but we’re still making traditional dishes that bring us comfort and joy.
A smiling woman putting a hearing aid in her ear
Research shows that hearing loss is a risk factor for dementia, and it’s been linked to a greater risk of cognitive decline, depression and falls.
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Understanding differences between individuals is crucial for understanding how memory functions or declines in older adults, researchers say.
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Two new studies find that getting a flu shot and the pneumonia vaccine may also lower people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
A woman and girl picking fruit together outside
To substantially lower your risk of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, here’s a to-do list that a new study suggests may help.
To kick-off National Family Caregivers and Alzheimer's Awareness Month on November 1, AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer appeared on NBC's TODAY Show with hosts Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver to discuss the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. More than 16 million Americans…
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At AARP's Public Policy Institute, we are focused on both understanding all of the issues around Alzheimer’s and providing concrete solutions for people
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Dementia is an increasingly prevalent condition that millions of families must deal with every day. It can be taxing—emotionally, physically, and financially—for all involved, and people are understandably looking for help wherever they can find it. However, there could be a big disconnect between…
If there’s one food that people associate with Valentine’s Day, it’s chocolate. More than half of those celebrating are expected to give candy this year, spending 1.8 billion dollars on sweet treats, according to the National Retail Federation. Although studies that find chocolate is good for your…
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