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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.
People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism

UAlberta researchers find strong clues to underlying cause of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

UAlberta researchers find strong clues to underlying cause of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

Study finds no convincing evidence to support link between PPI use and dementia risk

Study finds no convincing evidence to support link between PPI use and dementia risk

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Blood-based screening test can detect key Alzheimer's marker

Blood-based screening test can detect key Alzheimer's marker

Study validates equivalency of paper and digital SAGE test in detecting cognitive impairment

Study validates equivalency of paper and digital SAGE test in detecting cognitive impairment

A heart-healthy diet may lower risk of cognitive impairment in old age, studies suggest

A heart-healthy diet may lower risk of cognitive impairment in old age, studies suggest

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

Researchers spot two genes that influence person's risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers spot two genes that influence person's risk of Alzheimer's disease

Urgent hospitalizations linked to increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults

Urgent hospitalizations linked to increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults

Racial disparity in dementia risk, experts report

Racial disparity in dementia risk, experts report

Regular word puzzle use linked to better brain function in later life

Regular word puzzle use linked to better brain function in later life

Combining care program with drug reduces damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease

Combining care program with drug reduces damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease

Inhibition of cell receptors clears toxic proteins, cuts inflammation and improves cognition in animal models

Inhibition of cell receptors clears toxic proteins, cuts inflammation and improves cognition in animal models

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

Dementia researchers to receive £1.9 million funding for brain imaging project

Dementia researchers to receive £1.9 million funding for brain imaging project