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Cognitive Decline

  • Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help
    Could your memory problems be dementia symptoms or signs of mild cognitive impairment? Learn about types of forgetfulness and causes of memory loss.
  • Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
    Although Alzheimer's disease currently has no cure, recent research results point toward a day when it might be possible to delay, slow down, or even prevent this devastating brain disorder. This 24-page booklet describes the latest NIA-funded research about prevention of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline, from physical exercise and diet to social engagement and cognitive training. Also included are tips for staying healthy as you grow older.
  • Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering
    What’s the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems? Find out about memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how to get help for serious memory loss.