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alzheimer’s

Loss of spouse could trigger brain decline

People who already show signs of Alzheimer's are at heightened risk.

The danger of a sleepless night

Lack of sleep may prevent the brain from purging tau protein, which forms lingering tangles linked to Alzheimer's.

Illiteracy—a dementia risk?

The ability to read and write allows people to engage in 'cognitively enriching' activities that exercise the brain.

Deep sleep—cleansing for the brain

A good, long snooze allows your brain to purge waste products such as beta-amyloid, a protein associated with dementia.

Want to keep sharp? Stay social

Social activity during midlife is linked to better memory and reasoning skills.

Keep your wits sharp with brain bafflers

In tracking 19,000 adults for a quarter of a century, researchers find puzzles play a notable role in preserving mental sharpness.

Unraveling Alzheimer’s

Scanning technology spots problems sooner, leading to earlier treatment and better management of a thus-far incurable disease.

‘There’s no one magic activity’

But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.

Study: Active lifestyle sharpens mind

A new clinical analysis strengthens the notion that moderate exercise can help older adults reclaim some of their mental acuity.

Daytime drowsiness a sign of Alzheimer’s?

Sleep problems are common in dementia patients, and beta-amyloid accumulation and related brain changes are thought to be part of the issue.

Patient Story

‘The love for horses’

When a hospice nurse invites 84-year-old Lloyd Robinson to her farm, memories of his childhood and rodeo days spill forth.

Life is short after dementia diagnosis, no matter your age

The early onset dementia median survival time is six years, but varies depending on the type of dementia.

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