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Brain & Nerve Health

Alzheimer's Disease

Expert information on promising new treatments, practical coping strategies for caregivers, and the latest on prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

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Caregiving

Medication Management Tips for Seniors

Older adults comprise 13 percent of the population but account for 34 percent of all prescription medicine use and 30 percent of all over-the-counter medicine use.

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Relationships

How to Stay Positive While Caregiving

When surrounded by illness and burdened by menial tasks, it can be easy for caregivers to slide into negative thinking. Here are some practical strategies to stay positive.

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Brain

Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s Disease More Than Men?

Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.

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Medication

Can These Common Meds Give You Dementia?

Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.

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Prevention

The Truth About Preventing Memory Loss

Doing puzzles and taking supplements aren’t going to cut it. The good news? Warding off dementia is probably easier than you think.

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Risk Factors

When Dementia Comes on Fast

People with vascular dementia may have sudden confusion, difficulty understanding a conversation, or speaking. Eileen discusses what happened when her father developed the condition.

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Prevention

Want to Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk? Here’s How

The prospect of losing your memory is terrifying — but a new study out of the University of Alberta gives us concrete steps to take that can help us stay healthy.

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Retina

Look Into My Eyes – and You May See Signs of Alzheimer’s

A new, non-invasive imaging device can pick up signs of Alzheimer's disease in just seconds, according to researchers at Duke Eye Center.

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Relationships

How to Deal With Resentment of Family Members Who Don't Pitch In

How to breach the delicate issue of when siblings don't pitch in? Here are some practical pointers that help save your health and relationships.

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Profile

Horses and Writing Kept This Caregiver Afloat

Ann Campanella’s dual struggle with miscarriage and caring for her mother with Alzheimer's led her to write a book and later to become an advocate for authors like her.

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Caregiving

Why Language Matters With Dementia

Words like "suffering" and "patient" place dementia in a tragedy narrative and make it difficult for the caregiver to stay positive.

Meet the Experts

Carol Bradley Bursack
Caregiver, patient expert

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Lisa Emrich
Patient Expert

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.