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Depression: Downward Spiral For Caregivers Of Newly Diagnosed Dementia Patients

Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia is associated with a 30 percent increase in depression, compared to older adults who don’t have a spouse with dementia.

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Dementia Patients Taking Drugs With Risks

Nearly three-quarters of older adults with dementia have filled prescriptions for medicines that act on their brain and nervous system, but aren’t designed for dementia, a new study shows.

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Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic

Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee.

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Cognitive Functioning: Boomers Show Concerning Decline

In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations.

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12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases, according to an updated report.

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Dementia Gene Raises Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.

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