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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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Autism Treatment: Some Kids Miss Out

As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
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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
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Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Suicide Risk

According to a study, people treated for traumatic brain injury have a higher risk for suicide than people in the general population without a brain injury.

By Diane Domina
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Migraine Prevention Treatment Released — What It Means For You

Migraneurs have waited so long for this moment — some of you, your whole lives. Now let’s find out how this treatment is going to change your life. Find out how Aimovig is administered, how often, how much it costs, and whether its right for you.

By Erin L. Boyle
When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?

By Tim Gower
Why Does Traumatic Brain Injury Increase Dementia Risk?

Why Does Traumatic Brain Injury Increase Dementia Risk?

Traumatic brain injury greatly increases the risk of developing dementia, but the link between these two conditions is unclear.

By Marian Freedman
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H. highlights 10 changes in mental functioning that may signal Alzheimer's disease, such as difficulty completing tasks and confusion with place and time.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
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3 Surprising Ways You Can Lose Your Memory

Taking certain medications, ignoring medical conditions like depression, or not getting enough vitamin B12 can each contribute to memory loss.

By HealthAfter50
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A Preventable Dementia Called CTE

The brain pathology of this form of dementia shares some similarities with Alzheimer’s, though there are marked differences as well.

By HealthAfter50