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Brain health

As a person gets older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. Read these articles to learn how to help keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age.

Cognitive Health and Older Adults

Curious about your cognitive health? See what steps you can take to help care for your brain, including physical and mental health.
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How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking

As people age, the brain naturally changes, affecting memory, learning, and other cognitive functions. Get information about these changes and what they mean.
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