Older age remains the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia for which there’s no cure—only treatments to slow its progression. And while there’s no proven way to prevent this degenerative brain disease, adopting certain healthy lifestyle changes may lower one’s risk for cognitive decline.
Alzheimer's and dementia research, conceptual image. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a human brain on a screen
What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
Female home caregiver visiting a senior woman with alzheimer disease at home.
Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
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How Alzheimer's Disease Progresses: From Diagnosis Through the 7 Stages