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Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help

Learn the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory loss diseases, such as Alzheimer's, and try these memory improvement tips.

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

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games: Tips From the National Institute on Aging

Did you know that hobbies like dancing and gardening or volunteering in your community can support healthy aging? Stay healthy with these tips.

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Keywords: Social Activities and Engagement, Retirement, Quality of Life

Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Older Patients: A Quick Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Get practical information and tips for assessing patients with memory loss or other signs of cognitive impairment with brief, easy-to-use tools.

PDF (218.76 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Diagnosis, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Training Materials for Professionals

Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering

What’s the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems? Find out about memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how to get help for serious memory loss.

PDF (7.74 MB) | ePub (1.32 MB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Memory, Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Forgetfulness

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?

Learn what research shows about Alzheimer's risk factors and prevention strategies, including exercise, diet, and cognitive training.

PDF (1.15 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Prevention, Risk, Exercise, Diet, Chronic Condition, Cognitive Decline, Research

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

Learn about Alzheimer's, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other symptoms. Find out when to see the doctor and what treatments are available.

PDF (5.77 MB) | ePub (910.17 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Signs and Symptoms, Treatment, Clinical Studies, Clinical Trials

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Get tips for communicating well with doctors. Learn how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from others.

PDF (745.37 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery

An essential primer on Alzheimer’s disease, this 80-page publication describes how the brain works and how it changes with age in healthy people and people with Alzheimer’s. Research on causes, diagnosis, prevention, potential treatments, and caregiver support is summarized. Look for full-color illustrations, a glossary, and a list of resources.

PDF (8.75 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease

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.

Zip (3.97 MB)
Keywords: Brain and Nerves, Training Materials for Professionals


Read about stroke symptoms, like being confused, numb, or dizzy, and why to call 911 right away. Learn about TIA and the need to control hypertension.

PDF (108.29 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Stroke, Cardiovascular