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Ongoing Depression May Raise Risk of Dementia

When symptoms of depression escalate during later life, the risk of developing dementia increases.

By Marian Freedman

Doctors Sometimes Miss Mild Cognitive Impairment

Standard techniques for detecting mild cognitive impairment sometimes falsely classify people with the condition as cognitively normal.

By Marian Freedman

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

Is It Dementia or Delirium?

For older adults, the stress of being hospitalized can lead to bouts of delirium, or a confused mental state.

By Tim Gower

What's Causing Your Gait Change?

Gait changes often develop gradually as a result of a chronic medical condition. Here are several possible causes to consider.

By HealthAfter50

The Way You Walk: Why Gait Matters

Like most everything else, the way we walk changes as we age. But how do you know what’s normal and what’s not?

By Laird Harrison

The Dangers of a Bump on the Head

A bump, blow or jolt to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury. Though usually mild, those injuries can be a cause of disability or even death.

By HealthAfter50

Clues to How Alzheimer’s Damages the Brain

Evolving theories about how Alzheimer’s may spread in the brain could conceivably help drug developers find ways to defeat the disease.

By Tim Gower

9 Ways to Manage Fatigue with MS

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)—affecting about 80 percent of people with MS. Here are some practical ways to manage it.

By Lisa Emrich

Early-Onset Alzheimer's: My Story

Not a day goes by in my battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s that I don’t feel another sliver of my brain is being shaved off.

By Greg O'Brien