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Music and Alzheimer's: Can It Help?

Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Research suggests that listening to or singing music can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease. For example, music can: […]

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Alzheimer's: Drugs Help Manage Symptoms

Learning you have Alzheimer's disease can be devastating. Working with your health care team can help you find the best strategies to manage your symptoms and prolong your independence. Alzheimer's drugs might be one strategy to help you temporarily manage memory loss, thinking and reasoning problems, and day-to-day function. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's drugs don't work for […]

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Birth Control Helped Us Reach Historically Low Abortion Rates, But the Trump Administration Could Change That

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that abortion rates are down across the board and suggests that people are able to more effectively plan their reproductive futures. Yet, the Trump administration has finalized a regressive set of health insurance policy changes that could roll back access to the […]