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NIA Video: How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Have you ever left your doctor’s office realizing you forgot to ask an important question? Or maybe you were upset because you didn’t fully understand the doctor’s instructions. Not getting what you want out of a doctor visit can be frustrating. However, there are things you can do to prepare ahead of time. Check out thisContinue reading “NIA Video: How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit”

Now Available: Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s 2022 General Resource Guide for Seniors

Created by social worker, Cháron Cannon, MSW, LSW, the RADC General Resource Guide is a valuable tool that aids in accessing common resources in the Chicagoland area for Illinois seniors and their families. This annually updated guide lists a full range of partnering organizations and offers information on where to go for assistance. Download yourContinue reading “Now Available: Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s 2022 General Resource Guide for Seniors”

Check Out NIA’s Top 5 Healthy Aging Articles of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, NIA invites you to explore some of the most popular health information topics from this past year: Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability — Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one hasContinue reading “Check Out NIA’s Top 5 Healthy Aging Articles of 2021”

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys a person’s memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Following a diagnosis, a person with Alzheimer’s or a loved one may have questions about the disease. Frequently asked questions include: What are the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? WhatContinue reading “8 Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease”