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    Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: New book focuses on well-being and hope for dementia patients, caregivers

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November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, raising awareness of the disease while recognizing the important work that caregivers do when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. The second edition of "Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A Guide for People With Dementia and Those Who Care for Them" answers many common questions, including:

  • When it comes to memory, what is typical aging?
  • What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia?
  • How can you keep your brain healthy?

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, co-editors of the book, Dr. Jonathan Graff-Radford, a behavioral neurologist at Mayo Clinic, and Angela Lunde, an investigator in Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, highlight the book's focus on personal stories of those living with dementia and practical advice for caregivers.

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