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Brain & Nerve Health

Dementia

A comprehensive overview of dementia and brain health, including cutting-edge research, symptoms and causes, and practical tips for caregivers.

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Caregiving

Attention, Caregivers: 10 Things Not to Say to a Person With Dementia

Caregiving for dementia is full of delicate situations. Knowing how to word your responses to hard questions can improve your relationships. Start with this list.

By The Candid Caregiver

The Latest

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Let's Talk About the Types of Dementia

A range of brain diseases and conditions can cause symptoms of dementia. We help you understand the most the common ones.

By Linda Rodgers
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Medication

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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Prevention

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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Risk Factors

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
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12 Dementia Risks Everyone Should Know

Experts have unveiled a list of risk factors that contribute to memory loss. The good news? They're all avoidable.

By Sarah Ellis
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The New Alzheimer’s Blood Test That Could Change Your Life

The test, which is not yet available to the public, has potential to detect Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms appear.

By Sarah Ellis
Senior woman with dementia in wheelchair and feeling helpless.
Living With

Sensitivity Training for Caregivers of People with Dementia

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
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Caregiving

How to Talk About a Friend's Death When Someone Has Dementia

A friend recently faced the task of letting her mother, who has mid-level dementia, know that the mother’s elderly brother had died. This death was not unexpected, but when a person has dementia and short-term memory loss is a problem, the news would ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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Living With

Lewy Body Dementia: Caregivers' Personal Experiences

Lewy Body Dementia: Caregivers Talk About Experiences, Frustrations, Adjustments

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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Death & Dying

The Emotional Impact of Losing a Loved One to Dementia

How to deal with mixed feelings of guilt, sadness, loss and even joy when losing a loved one after a battle with an illness.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Meet the Experts

Carol Bradley Bursack
Caregiver

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.

Lisa Emrich
Patient Advocate

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.