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Andrew E. Budson, MD

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Dr. Andrew E. Budson is chief of cognitive & behavioral neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, lecturer in neurology at Harvard Medical School, and chair of the Science of Learning Innovation Group at the Harvard Medical School Academy. Graduating cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1993, he has given over 750 local, national, and international grand rounds and other talks; published over 125 scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters; and co-authored or edited eight books. His book Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It explains how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging; what medications, vitamins, diets, and exercise regimens can help; and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use; it is being translated into Chinese and Korean. His book Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. His book Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Guide for Families teaches caregivers how they can manage all the problems that come with dementia—and still take care of themselves. His latest book, Why We Forget and How to Remember Better: The Science Behind Memory, explains the science of memory and how to use that knowledge to improve our ability to remember in daily life.

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I’m too young to have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, right?

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LATE: A common cause of dementia you’ve never heard of

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Mind & Mood

Primary progressive aphasia involves many losses: Here's what you need to know

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Mind & Mood

Screening at home for memory loss: Should you try it?

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The rising tide of dementia and the need for nondrug therapies

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Why are women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?

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How to stay strong and coordinated as you age

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Can physical or cognitive activity prevent dementia?

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What’s the relationship between diabetes and dementia?

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A new Alzheimer’s drug has been approved. But should you take it?

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Can mindfulness change your brain?

Sleep well — and reduce your risk of dementia and death featured image

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Sleep well — and reduce your risk of dementia and death

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Andrew E. Budson, MD

Want to improve your memory? Get a good night’s sleep!

What is COVID-19 brain fog — and how can you clear it? featured image

Andrew E. Budson, MD

What is COVID-19 brain fog — and how can you clear it?

The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19 featured image

Andrew E. Budson, MD

The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19

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Andrew E. Budson, MD

How not to lose money because of Alzheimer’s disease

A new Alzheimer’s drug: From advisory panel to FDA — what’s at stake here? featured image

Andrew E. Budson, MD

A new Alzheimer’s drug: From advisory panel to FDA — what’s at stake here?

Why is music good for the brain? featured image

Andrew E. Budson, MD

Why is music good for the brain?

Does air pollution cause Alzheimer’s disease? featured image

Andrew E. Budson, MD

Does air pollution cause Alzheimer’s disease?

Can controlling blood pressure later in life reduce risk of dementia? featured image

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Can controlling blood pressure later in life reduce risk of dementia?

What to eat to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease featured image

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What to eat to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

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Trouble with crossword puzzles? Improve your semantic memory

A clue to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease featured image

Andrew E. Budson, MD

A clue to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease

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Andrew E. Budson, MD

Is there a test for Alzheimer’s disease?

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