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AARP-Backed Investment Fund Aims for Dementia Drugs

Our $60 million contribution is fueling new clinical trials to slow or stop the disease

AARP Is Good for Your Brain Health

Take Control of Your Brain Health With Staying Sharp

Our program uses the latest science to help strengthen your brain and sharpen your memory

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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Which Is It?

How to understand the difference — and why it matters

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Memory Care: Support for People With Dementia

The right facility can improve safety and quality of life for a loved one with memory problems

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Milken Institute Releases Major Dementia Report

The report offers strategies to reduce risks and cut costs for our nation's "most expensive disease"

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Alzheimer's Research Focuses on New and Existing Drugs

Promising treatments for symptoms of the disease could be available soon

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Alzheimer's Medication Will Go to FDA for Review

Biogen says aducanumab may slow cognitive decline in some patients with early dementia

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Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis May Protect Personal Finances

Study highlights benefits of monitoring older friends and family, even if dementia signs are absent

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AARP's New Frontier: Finding a Cure for Dementia

Brain Health Fund invests $60 million in dementia and Alzheimer's disease research

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Look to the Global Council on Brain Health for Trusted Info

Get the latest scientific insights about what older adults can do to maintain their brain health

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'Outside the Box' Alzheimer’s Research

New directions include diagnosis by eye scan, brain training and gene editing

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Migraines May Increase Risk for Alzheimer's

Study found significant association between history of migraines and the disease

Supporting Family Caregivers

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Need Help Caring For a Loved One With Dementia?

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

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Memory Cafes Offer Activities for People With Dementia

Meeting spots provide comfortable spaces for caregivers and their loved ones

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Don’t Go it Alone: Connect with Other Caregivers

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

Irene Taylor Brodsky, Tahria Sheather, Jonas Brodsky, Paul Taylor and Sally Taylor from 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements' pose for a portrait in the Pizza Hut Lounge in Park City, Utah on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

'Moonlight Sonata' Director on Dementia, Deafness and Hope

Irene Taylor Brodsky's documentary reveals her dad's Alzheimer's challenges and her deaf son's triumph

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Handling the Other Symptoms of Dementia

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

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Caregivers Confront the Stigma of Dementia

Help family and friends have better understanding of the illness

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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