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Less Medication, More Care for Dementia Patients

Caring for a family member with dementia can be difficult. A structured treatment plan, however, may help you and your loved one.

Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older

Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.

Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults

Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.

Staying Fit to Stay Sharp

Memory and thinking tend to slow down in older adults, but those who stay physically active may keep their minds running smoothly.

Another Reason to Brush: Tooth Loss May Mean Later Health Issues

Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.

Patients Can Take Steps to Slow Mental Decline

A foggy memory and slower thinking don't have to be a part of aging. Patients can take many steps to keep their minds sharp.

Better Sleep for a Stronger Mind

A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.

Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline

In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.

Coffee Buzz May Keep Minds Sharp

Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s may be as simple as enjoying a few cups of coffee each day.

Many Dementia Patients Were Never Screened

Getting early treatment for dementia can improve patients' health. Many people, however, aren't getting screened for the disorder in the first place.