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AARP Invests $60 Million To Fund Research for Dementia

CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on the urgent need for breakthroughs and our commitment to finding a cure

Bill Gates Gives $30 Million to Aid Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

New Diagnostics Accelerator focuses on early detection of the disease

The Next Wave of Brain Research and Treatment

Using the venture capital model, the Dementia Discovery Fund supports innovative approaches

Memory Loss: The Everyday Clues That Merit a Doctor Visit

A leading brain health expert shares the warning signs of dementia

The Shock, Acceptance and Hope of Living with Dementia

A look inside how three patients cope with the devastating diagnosis


In Search of the Alzheimer's Aha! Moment

Even delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s by a few years would be a significant step

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Which Is It?

How to understand the difference -- and why it is so important

Treatment Options: Why Early Diagnosis is Key

There's no cure and current medicines are limited, but researchers believe they could work better

Supporting Family Caregivers

Need Help Caring For a Loved One With Dementia?

Our care guide offers tips and tools for the unique challenges of dementia caregiving

"There’s not one thing wrong with my mother but dementia"

A daughter makes sure her mother stays active and engaged

Don’t Go it Alone: Connect with Other Caregivers

Join our online community for advice, practical solutions or just a shoulder to cry on

"I’m not sure how I do it all while having a full-time job”

A young mother works and takes care of her mother’s basic needs

What It’s Like to Care for Someone with Dementia

Meet Irene, who is caring for her 95-year old great aunt with Alzheimer’s

"Knowing that I’m doing what I can makes me feel good"

Keeping track of the little things is a big job for one caregiver

Staying Sharp

Calling All Couch Potatoes: Another Reason to Get Moving

Study shows a strong association between fitness in middle age and brain health

Bring on the Veggies! Eating Healthy is Good for Your Brain

AARP Global Council on Brain Health finds that nutrition and mental sharpness go hand in hand

Tracking Blood Pressure for Your Heart and Mind

New research reveals that elevated blood pressure at midlife increases the odds of dementia

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