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On this page: Alcohol Driving Falling and fear of falling Feeling unhappy with your doctor Grief, mourning, and depression HIV/AIDS Incontinence Memory problems Problems with family Sexuality Much of the communication between doctor and patient is personal. To have a…

How serious is the flu? How does the flu spread? Is it the flu, a cold, or COVID-19? Can the flu be prevented? What can I do if I get the flu? Each year, millions of people suffer from seasonal…

uyin’s Story Suyin’s bus was late. Even though it was noon on a very hot summer day, she decided to walk from the grocery store to her home. At 72—healthy and active—Suyin thought the heat would be no match for…

A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their caregivers. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can relieve some of that stress. This article suggests ways to help you prepare and tips for…

When your spouse dies, your world changes. You are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. At some point, you may…

Could Calorie Restriction Mimetics Hold the Key? What’s the Science Behind Calorie Restriction Mimetics? Which Compounds Most Interest Mimetics Researchers? How Will Calorie Restriction Mimetics be Used in Health Care? For decades, researchers have studied eating patterns—what, when, and how…

Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Fact Sheet On this page: What Are Genes? Do Genes Cause Diseases? Genes and Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Genetics Research Many people wonder if Alzheimer’s disease runs in the family. A person’s chance of having…

People living with frontotemporal disorders, sometimes called frontotemporal dementia, can have a range of symptoms, including unusual behaviors, emotional problems, trouble communicating, and difficulty walking. Caring for someone with a frontotemporal disorder (FTD) can be hard, both physically and emotionally.…

Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness — particularly one that is expected to…

Everyone feels tired now and then. But, after a good night’s sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If, like Liang, you continue to feel tired for weeks, it’s time to see your doctor. He or she…