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Articles by National Institute on Aging:

  • Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease
    17 May 2016

    What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is […]

  • What is Dementia?
    17 May 2016

    Dementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Dementia symptoms may include asking the same questions repeatedly; becoming lost in familiar places; being unable […]

  • Areas of Research into Alzheimer’s Disease
    17 May 2016

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the lead Federal agency for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) research. NIA-supported scientists are testing a number […]

  • A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s
    17 May 2016

    Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home is a difficult task and can become overwhelming at times. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with […]

  • Understanding Memory Loss
    17 May 2016

    After reading this article, you will understand the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems; the medical causes of memory problems and how they can be treated; and […]

  • Alzheimer’s and Coping with the Holidays
    17 May 2016

    The holiday season is often a time that many of us look forward for visiting and reconnecting with family and friends. Sometimes, however, this season can be sad or stressful […]