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Sorting out the Risks and Benefits of Medications for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Learn more about the risks and benefits of medications that are currently on the market to treat dementia and mild cognitive impairment. This webinar also discusses ways to get the most benefit and minimize the risks of these medications and have a brief discussion on medications that are being studied for these conditions that appear to be close to being marketed.

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By Sue Fosnight | 01/18/2024

An older adult surrounded by multiple generations of her family.

Decoding Dementia’s Genetic Connections

Dementia affects millions of individuals globally. While age, not genetics, is the primary risk factor, there's growing evidence that genetics can indeed play a role in determining an individual's susceptibility to certain types of dementia.

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By Julie Hayes | 12/15/2023

An older man undergoing physical therapy following a stroke

Navigating Strokes, from Recognition to Recovery

The brain, despite weighing a mere three pounds, serves as the body's mastermind, orchestrating complex functions from speech to movement. But as hardworking as it is, the brain is vulnerable to internal injuries known as strokes or "brain attacks," placing both it and its owner at risk. Strokes, the third leading cause of death in the US, can occur at any age but are more prevalent among older individuals.

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12/15/2023

An older adult examining their medication

Why Health Literacy Matters for Older Adults

Health literacy—the ability to access, understand and use health information—is a key part of living a healthy and fulfilling life, especially for older adults. After all, the more we understand about health, the more likely we are to recognize risk signs, take preventative measures against common diseases, make informed decisions about our own health and communicate more effectively with healthcare professionals.

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By Julie Hayes | 10/16/2023

An older man joyfully riding a bike

Aging in Place: Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

The desire to age well in our homes tends to drive us to explore ways to safely remain in the community as long as possible. But safety isn’t the only concern: we hope to be independent, engaged, empowered, connected, and have access to resources when we need them as well. Naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) offer an opportunity to coordinate livable communities that ensure we can comfortably age in place.

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By Sarah Nicolay | 09/15/2023