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  • Illustration of human brain with puzzle piece missing, depicting memory loss as a symptom of dementia

    Dementia

    Dementia is a group of symptoms often caused by changes in brain structure. It often occurs in older people but… people. What causes dementia? Dementia is caused by the damage of brain cells. A brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s, could trigger dementia. A brain tumor,…

  • You Don’t Have to Handle Dementia Care Alone

    Dr. Jason R. Woloski

    When a loved one has dementia, your family doctor can be a trusted resource and partner in their care… I’m a family doctor who practices in an area with a large population of older adults. People often ask me about memory loss and dementia

  • Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

    Caring for a loved one who has dementia is difficult. Learn how to best care for them while also taking… If your loved one is in the early stages of dementia, they may not require much care. This is a good time for you…

  • Plan for the Future After a Diagnosis of Dementia

    After a diagnosis of dementia, it’s important for family members to talk about plans for care and support, and to… If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to plan for the future. Discussing these issues with family can be…

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    Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that is most common in people over the age of 65. There is… What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementiaDementia is a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms are associated…

  • Seniors playing memory games

    Brain Training for Seniors

    Exercising your brain is important to reduce your risk of developing dementia… Alzheimer’s dementia (the no. 1 form of dementia). Other diseases, such as uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, can cause another form of dementia known as vascular dementia (the 2nd most common form of the…

  • Man with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

    Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

    Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain that affects people younger than 65. Some may develop symptoms in… Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a medical condition. It is a disease of the brain and a form of dementia. This condition is sometimes called…

  • Senior mother and daughter making healthy breakfast together in kitchen.

    Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Older adults are more vulnerable to malnutrition. Learn ways to prevent it… As the U.S. population ages, malnourishment is a growing concern. Good nutrition is very important for all older adults. It is especially important for older adults who are ill or have been diagnosed…

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    Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness that lasts…

  • middle-aged couple go over paperwork with a lawyer

    Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

    An advance directive is a legal document. It tells your doctor and family what kind of medical care you want… What is an advance directive? An advance directive is a legal document. It tells your doctor and family what kind of medical care you want…

  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical or intellectual condition. A chronic condition is one…

  • Cows peak their heads out of their stalls in a barn. Mad cow disease is a rare and deadly brain disease spread by eating beef products from a cow that has been infected. There is no cure.

    Mad Cow Disease

    Mad cow disease is a rare and deadly brain disease spread by eating beef products from a cow that has… What is mad cow disease? Mad cow disease is the common name for a very rare and deadly brain disease. The scientific name is…

  • Preschool boy plays on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli).

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli)… What is sensory processing disorder? Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli). Sensory information includes things you see, hear, smell,…

  • Portrait of older woman suffering for depression

    Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… What is depression? Depression is a medical illness. It affects your mental and physical health. Anyone can have depression, including older adults. In addition…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… Your cognitive health is determined by how well your brain can perform mental processes. These include remembering things, learning things, and using language. A healthy…

  • Elderly, depressed woman lying on pillow.

    Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease, but there are things you can do as a caregiver… What is depression? When doctors talk about depression, they mean the medical illness called major depression. Someone who has major depression has symptoms nearly…

  • senior african american woman exercising in park

    Getting Motivated to Work Out

    Making a habit of working out is difficult to start, but beneficial to your mental and physical health… The hardest part of working out is getting started. We all know we need to do it. Often, we’re glad we did. We feel energized and better…

  • female doctor checking for Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, means your thyroid gland makes too much hormone. This can cause weight loss, tremors, and… What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is known as overactive thyroid. It occurs when your thyroid gland makes and releases too much thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland…