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Are Processed Foods Bad for Your Brain?

Eating lots of salty, sugary and high-fat snacks could impact your memory after midlife


‘This Is Us’ Reduced Dementia Stigma

Researchers find NBC hit show encouraged family discussions on aging

What Does it Feel Like to Have Dementia?

Individuals detail their symptoms in the early stages and how they live with the disease

The Surprising Impact of Racism on the Brain

New research suggests discrimination is linked to memory decline in middle-aged adults

Walking 9,800 Steps a Day May Cut Dementia Risk in Half

Faster pace, even with fewer steps, may also offer brain benefits, research suggests

3 Reasons Hearing Loss May Increase Dementia Risk

Could hearing aids help protect the brain? (Adapted from AARP's 'Hearing Loss for Dummies')

1 in 10 Older Americans Have Dementia

Study finds older Blacks, Hispanics more likely to have cognitive impairment

Could Correcting Your Vision Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

New research reveals a link between vision loss and dementia

Taking A Trip Could Improve Brain Health

A vacation or change in routine may benefit adults living with dementia

Women and the Brain

Dementia's Gender Disparity: The Challenges Facing Women

Report provides tips on how to reduce dementia risks and ease the caregiving burden

What's Behind Women's Increased Risk of Alzheimer's

Research shows how men's, women's brains may experience it differently

Changing the Conversation Around Women and Dementia

AARP supports programs that inform and engage women about their brain health

Maintaining Friendships Despite a Dementia Diagnosis

Let your friend set the tone for interaction

How Menopause Messes With Your Brain

Research builds on how menopause affects the brain


Choir Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Their Voice

How to Care for Someone With Dementia

Music Improves Mood for Alzheimer's Patients


Delirium: The Complication You've Never Heard Of

For older adults, this condition can hit hard during routine hospital stays

This Is What The Coronavirus Can Do to Your Brain

Doctors are seeing strokes, seizures, loss of smell, other neurological symptoms in virus patients

This Is What a Having a Stroke Feels Like

Survivors' stories shed light on their warning signs, symptoms and what to do


Pet Ownership May Delay Cognitive Decline

Human-animal bond keeps the brain sharp for those over 65, researchers say

Sanjay Gupta’s Prescription for Brain Health

Medical reporter says lifestyle changes are the key to people's resilience

Are You Ready to Give Meditation a Try?

A beginner's guide to quieting the mind in a time of great stress

Supplements for Brain Health Panned in New Report

AARP collaborative council finds little value — but lots of expense — in would-be memory boosters

The Top 5 Superfoods That Can Feed Your Brain

Memory-boosting nutrients that you could easily work into your diet

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