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Can I Reduce Dementia Risk—Even If I have a Family History?

There are 6.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. alone, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. That’s roughly 1 in 9 people over age 65. That number is estimated to go up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these stats mean that many of us likely know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s and may even have a family history of cognitive-related conditions.

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How Should I Take Care of My Aging Parent?

As a large portion of the U.S. population grows older and life expectancy continues to increase, many caregivers in their 40s and 50s are finding themselves a part of the “sandwich” generation, or those who are often caring for both their children and their aging parents.

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Can Exercise Prevent Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease is among the fastest-growing and most deadly diseases. What’s worse, there are currently no effective treatments or therapies to stop or reverse it and it’s commonly thought that cognitive function inevitably declines as we grow older.

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What Should Women Know about Long-Term Care?

Women face unique challenges as they age. According to the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington-based think tank, women live about seven years more than men. Living longer means planning for a longer retirement.

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How will an Apple Watch Help Study Dementia?

Biogen is launching a new virtual research study in collaboration with Apple, one that will look into how an Apple Watch and iPhone could help monitor a person’s cognitive decline, a potential symptom of dementia and neurological diseases.

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