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.
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.
Know the symptoms of a stroke and when to call 911 right away. Learn about ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, TIA, or mini-strokes, and risk factors for stroke.
Find resources from NIA and others to help family and friends learn more about cognitive health. Topics include dementia, exercise, and nutrition.
As people age, the brain naturally changes, affecting memory, learning, and other cognitive functions. Get information about these changes and what they mean.
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.
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.
Curious about your cognitive health? See what steps you can take to help care for your brain, including physical and mental health.
Learn common signs of memory problems that may mean it's time to see a doctor, as well as helpful tips for dealing with forgetfulness.
Learn how to tell the difference between normal age-related memory loss and signs of a more serious problem like mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Sometimes, forgetfulness is caused by a treatable health condition.