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Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships. They also lose their ability to solve problems and maintain emotional control, and they may experience personality changes and behavioral problems, such as agitation, delusions, and hallucinations.
Mortality rates for Alzheimer's in United States has increased to 55% over a 15 year period

Mortality rates for Alzheimer's in United States has increased to 55% over a 15 year period

Chronic sleep deprivation increases risk of neurological disorders

Chronic sleep deprivation increases risk of neurological disorders

Study highlights rising burden of aging and disability in the coming decade

Study highlights rising burden of aging and disability in the coming decade

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows

UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

New study shows way to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

New study shows way to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Researchers discover how tau disrupts functioning of nerve cells even before forming tangles

Researchers discover how tau disrupts functioning of nerve cells even before forming tangles

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Newly identified biomarkers could help predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease patients

Newly identified biomarkers could help predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease patients

Small molecules in saliva show potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Small molecules in saliva show potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Research findings could potentially improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Research findings could potentially improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Physical activity can help prevent, manage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Physical activity can help prevent, manage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Mayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathies

Mayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathies

JAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease

JAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease

New gene variant linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

New gene variant linked to Lou Gehrig's disease