Many older adults worry about memory loss and thinking abilities as they age. What causes it? Can memory loss be prevented? Read these articles and the latest research on cognitive health and learn to keep your brain healthy as you get older.
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Curious about your cognitive health? See what steps you can take to help care for your brain, including physical and mental health.
As you age, you may wonder what is and is not normal memory loss. Learn the signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—and when to see the doctor.
As people age, the brain naturally changes, affecting memory, learning, and other cognitive functions. Get information about these changes and what they mean.
What can you do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Read the latest evidence for promising prevention strategies, including physical activity, blood pressure control, and cognitive training.
We don’t know for sure whether following a certain diet can help prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. Many studies are underway to see how food affects the aging brain.