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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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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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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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Alzheimer's Disease: A Brain Cell That May Make You Susceptible

Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.

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Lung Disease May Raise Risk of Dementia

Your chance of developing dementia may go up if you have lung disease in middle age. Researchers found that lung diseases were linked to mild cognitive impairment, as well as to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

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What Are Bedsores and How Can They Be Prevented?

Bedsores can be much more serious than they seem — in fact, complications from bedsores can lead to death. Learn from a board certified nurse on what causes these sores and how to prevent them.

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Strong Body, Sharp Mind? Author Who Skis At 85 Tells How It Works

At age 85, Fred Bartlit is still skiing slopes that would challenge an accomplished skier decades younger. The reason? Serious strength training that he dubs the StrongPath.

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Challenging Hobbies Help Maintain Brain Health

Although there’s a long way to go before Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia are well understood, studies have shown that keeping the body and brain active throughout life may at least delay dementia symptoms. Happily, staying active is not all w...