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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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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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Risks to Cognitive Health

Did you know that stroke and other health problems can harm cognitive functions? So can certain medicines. Find out more about risks to thinking well.
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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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Cognitive Health Resources

Find resources from NIA and others to help family and friends learn more about cognitive health. Topics include dementia, exercise, and nutrition.
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Brain Health Resource

Use this toolkit at senior centers and other community settings to educate older adults about factors that impact brain health and how to keep their brains healthy.
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