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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.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

The Latest

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The New Alzheimer’s Blood Test That Could Change Your Life

The test, which is not yet available to the public, has potential to detect Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms appear.

By Sarah Ellis
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The New Theory About What Causes Alzheimer’s in Women

Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease. New research provides a clue about why.

By Sarah Ellis
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Caregiving

The Surprising Reason to Marry an Optimist

Aside from the obvious (who doesn’t want to do life with a mostly positive person?), a happy partner may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Lara DeSanto
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Stress

9 Tips to Manage Stress for Better Health

Increasingly, stress is considered a risk factor for dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s. Stress is also a risk factor for stroke and heart attack as well as a trigger for many diseases from arthritis to psoriasis. Obviously, limiting stress in our lives is a good idea. But how? Simply living what we call modern life seems to make stress the norm.

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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Brain

The Diet That Reduces Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Where’s your plate? Here’s how eating turkey and drinking wine (in moderation) can boost brain power.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Fitness

Stepping to It

Twenty minutes—or less—a day of breaking a sweat is all you need to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

By Lara DeSanto
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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.

By The Candid Caregiver
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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.

By Stephanie Stephens
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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.

By Lara DeSanto
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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.

By Lara DeSanto

Meet the Experts

Carol Bradley Bursack
Caregiver

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 Advocate

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