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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

New Research Links Brain and Gut Health

Researchers break down how, exactly, a healthy diet might lower dementia risk

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

What Being a Woman Means for Your Dementia Risk 

Alzheimer's is different for women. Or so say several recent studies

    

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

Handling the Other Symptoms of Dementia

The challenge of treating things like sleeplessness and anger — for caregivers and doctors alike 

"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

Video Spotlight

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Giving an African American Face to Alzheimer’s

Brian wants to raise awareness of the increased Alzheimer's risk for African Americans

Jane Krakowski Opens up About Her Father's Dementia

The actor hopes that her late father’s story will bring comfort to others and promote further research

Dementia Doesn’t Stop This Travel Enthusiast

Laurie is an avid adventurer fighting dementia. Find out how she overcomes everyday obstacles

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

New Blood Pressure Tipping Point for Dementia

Research shows lower systolic blood pressure helps preserve your brain

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