Expert information on promising new treatments, practical coping strategies for caregivers, and the latest on prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease. New research provides a clue about why.
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.
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.
Where’s your plate? Here’s how eating turkey and drinking wine (in moderation) can boost brain power.
Twenty minutes—or less—a day of breaking a sweat is all you need to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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.
Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.
Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.
Doing puzzles and taking supplements aren’t going to cut it. The good news? Warding off dementia is probably easier than you think.
People with vascular dementia may have sudden confusion, difficulty understanding a conversation, or speaking. Eileen discusses what happened when her father developed the condition.