What Are the 15 Factors Linked to a Higher Risk of Young-Onset Dementia?

If you're in your 70s or 80s, and you've noticed that you're experiencing some forgetfulness, it may be reasonable to be concerned about memory loss that may or may not be dementia. But what if you're in your 60s, 50s, 40s, or 30s … [Read more...]

Cognitive Testing Doesn’t Have to Cost Thousands — AARP Offers Free New Option

Many don’t realize that the brain is continuously changing and developing across our life span. This doesn’t just happen when we’re young. Some cognitive functions become weaker with age, while others actually … [Read more...]

Coping with the “Transfer Trauma” of Moving a Loved One

Rachel, a caregiver for her mother who is in the early to mid-stages of dementia, is on the emotional roller coaster of moving her mom to an assisted living facility. It’s taking quite a toll on her and her mother, because … [Read more...]

What Are the “Big Five” Personality Traits that Can Contribute to Dementia Risk?

Roxanne is 76 and recently started hiking and swimming with fellow enthusiasts from different generations. David, a retired attorney in his 80s, got bored and went back to school and studied for his CPA. He works for a few months … [Read more...]

How Can Alzheimer’s Drugs Get to the Brain Faster? 

Q. My sister is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and she may be a candidate for the drug Leqembi, to help slow down the progression. I read that a way to expedite the process and get Alzheimer’s drugs to the brain quicker was … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can I Maintain and Improve My Cognitive Function in 2024? 

Dear Raider,  One of the things that I want to do in 2024 is to take actions to stave off dementia and improve my cognitive functioning, as much as I possibly can.  What are some things I can do to make this New Year’s … [Read more...]

Can Dementia Patients Relearn Day-to-Day Tasks? 

Those with dementia still have the ability to learn new things and relearn tasks they once knew how to perform. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis by Swedish scientist Elias Ingebrand, who hopes to debunk the general … [Read more...]

Mental Health of Caregivers Is Subject of Powerful Documentary 

Richard Lui, a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, sat down with Chip Carter recently to talk about his relationship with his late mother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Chip talked about his parents and their … [Read more...]

How to Talk to a Child or Grandchild about a Loved One’s Dementia

Q. My father, who has Alzheimer’s, is coming to stay with us for the holidays this year. My children, who are 7, 10, and 13, saw him last year, but his symptoms have gotten a lot more severe since then. We didn’t say anything then … [Read more...]

Sandra Day O’Connor Was a “Legal Pioneer for Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s” 

Sandra Day O’Connor, who was appointed as the nation's first female Supreme Court justice in 1981, died in Phoenix, Arizona last Friday at the age of 93. She died from a respiratory illness, with complications from Alzheimer’s, … [Read more...]

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