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The Power of Music on the Brain

An important new report from AARP's brain health experts


Music and the Brain

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Is a New Treatment for Alzheimer's on the Horizon?

Aducanumab, Biogen's promising but controversial drug, inches closer to FDA approval

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New Platform Aims to Speed Up Alzheimer's Discoveries

Novel treatments could emerge from increased access to data by researchers

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Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

New research finds an association between vaccinations and a reduced likelihood of dementia

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Dance Helps Adults Overcome Parkinson's Symptoms

People with movement disorders harness the power of music to connect, move with others

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5 Myths About Brain Health and Aging

From pills to puzzles, the Global Council on Brain Health separates fact from fiction

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Loneliness During Pandemic Can Lead to Memory Loss

Experts say some isolated older adults are exhibiting signs of dementia

Women and the Brain

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Dementia's Gender Disparity: The Challenges Facing Women

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

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

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

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Changing the Conversation Around Women and Dementia

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

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Hilary Swank, Blythe Danner Soar in Alzheimer's Film

Their landmark movie on caregiving is heartbreaking, inspiring, funny and true

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Roberta Flack's Second Take on Debut Album 'First Take'

Singer talks about 50th anniversary release and music's impact on stroke recovery


Choir Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Their Voice

How Music Can Keep Your Brain Healthy

Music Improves Mood for Alzheimer's Patients


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Delirium: The Complication You've Never Heard Of

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

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This Is What The Coronavirus Can Do to Your Brain

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

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This Is What a Having a Stroke Feels Like

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


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Sanjay Gupta’s Prescription for Brain Health

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

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Take Care of Your Mental Health During The Pandemic

New problems may arise as the coronavirus crisis continues to progress

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Are You Ready to Give Meditation a Try?

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

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Supplements for Brain Health Panned in New Report

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

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The Top 5 Superfoods That Can Feed Your Brain

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

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