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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, caregiving.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research

Menopause

Get an overview of issues related to menopause, including average age, common signs and symptoms, hormone therapy, ways to stay healthy. Frequently asked questions are included.

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Keywords: Hormones, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Estrogen

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

Learn about the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease and what types of Alzheimer’s might be inherited, as well as genetic testing and current research.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, Genetics

Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

Find information about medications used to treat Alzheimer's disease. Includes a brief summary of approved medications, including their recommended dosages and side effects.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Medication

Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help

Could your memory problems be dementia symptoms or signs of mild cognitive impairment? Learn about types of forgetfulness and causes of memory loss.

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Keywords: Forgetfulness, Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Decline

Healthy Eating After 50

Get tips for eating well and planning healthy meals. Find information on daily calorie intake, getting fiber, and other diet tips for healthy eating.

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Keywords: Eating, Nutrition, Healthy Aging, Well-Being

Hormones and Menopause

Learn about hormones, signs of menopause, hormone therapy (formerly called HRT) for perimenopause symptoms, what causes night sweats, and more. 

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Keywords: Hormones, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health

Skin Care and Aging

Learn to care for your aging skin, including dry skin, and lower your risk for skin cancer—basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

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Keywords: Skin, Cancer, Prevention

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Get moving! This 120-page guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

Can We Prevent Aging?

Find out the truth behind antioxidants, calorie restriction, hormones, and supplements. Discover ways to support healthy aging and prevent or delay the onset of age-related disease and decline.

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Keywords: Longevity, Well-Being, Anti-Aging, Prevention, Resveratrol, Nutrition, Hormones, Testosterone, Estrogen

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