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Cognitive health

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.

Tips To Boost Your Health as You Age

Learn about lifestyle changes that can help you live longer and better in this NIA infographic. Download, print, and share with your friends and family.
Tips To Boost Health As You Age Infographic. Click to open infographic page and read transcript.

What Do We Know About Healthy Aging?

We all want to maintain good health as we get older. Learn what research tells us about how to take care of our physical, mental, and cognitive health as we age.
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Stroke

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.
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Forgetfulness: Normal or Not?

Read about forgetfulness and what's a normal part of aging and what's not. Download and share the infographic with family and friends.
Forgetfulness: Normal or Not?

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 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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