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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.
UAlberta scientists finding ways to inhibit ‘rogue’ protein believed to be key player in Alzheimer’s

UAlberta scientists finding ways to inhibit ‘rogue’ protein believed to be key player in Alzheimer’s

Postmenopausal hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years linked to lower dementia risk

Postmenopausal hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years linked to lower dementia risk

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Brain SPECT imaging can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new report reveals

Brain SPECT imaging can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new report reveals

U-M researchers envision new ways to avoid inappropriate ER use for mild eye problems

U-M researchers envision new ways to avoid inappropriate ER use for mild eye problems

Scientists identify how imbalance of calcium in mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify how imbalance of calcium in mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

Children of parents affected with C9orf72 mutations more likely to have FTD and ALS at younger age

Children of parents affected with C9orf72 mutations more likely to have FTD and ALS at younger age

Researchers identify link between neuronal proteins and frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Researchers identify link between neuronal proteins and frontotemporal lobar degeneration

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders

Men with hip fractures experience greater cognitive impairment and higher risk of death, study shows

Men with hip fractures experience greater cognitive impairment and higher risk of death, study shows

Regular intake of grapes may protect against early memory decline linked to Alzheimer's disease

Regular intake of grapes may protect against early memory decline linked to Alzheimer's disease

BUSM researcher highlights link between sleep conditions and cognitive impairment in older people

BUSM researcher highlights link between sleep conditions and cognitive impairment in older people

Glucose deprivation in the brain triggers onset of cognitive decline, research shows

Glucose deprivation in the brain triggers onset of cognitive decline, research shows

Air pollution may greatly increase chance of dementia in older women

Air pollution may greatly increase chance of dementia in older women

Study reveals new molecular mechanism vital for associative memory encoding in the hippocampus

Study reveals new molecular mechanism vital for associative memory encoding in the hippocampus

Mentally stimulating activities may decrease risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, study finds

Mentally stimulating activities may decrease risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, study finds

ADT for treating advanced prostate cancer not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer disease

ADT for treating advanced prostate cancer not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer disease