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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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Lara DeSanto

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By Lara DeSanto

What It's Really Like Being on The Other Side of Caregiving

As caregivers, we may get frustrated and complacent in our care, but it may snap you back to reality after taking a virtual reality tour where you’re made to feel like the one on the other side — the one with dementia.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Daytime Sleepiness Could Be Linked to Alzheimer's

Adults who are tired during the day are about three times more likely than those who don’t experience daytime sleepiness to have signs of Alzheimer’s later.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between Herpes and Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know

Alzheimer's and the herpes virus may seem like unlikely partners, but they may have more in common than scientists once thought.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

Rising Levels of Anxiety Might Be Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s

Older adults with worsening symptoms of anxiety may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Carol Bradley Bursack