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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.
Findings open up improved treatment possibilities for children suffering from leukaemia

Findings open up improved treatment possibilities for children suffering from leukaemia

A research team led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have made a key finding which is expected to open up improved treatment possibilities for children suffering from leukaemia. [More]
Researchers make significant step forward in understanding mechanisms that cause leukaemia

Researchers make significant step forward in understanding mechanisms that cause leukaemia

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type - the most common childhood cancer in the world. [More]
Researchers examine why older adults are at risk for malnutrition

Researchers examine why older adults are at risk for malnutrition

More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. [More]
Decline in daily functioning linked with Alzheimer's disease is related to alterations in brain activity

Decline in daily functioning linked with Alzheimer's disease is related to alterations in brain activity

Decline in daily functioning associated with Alzheimer's disease is related to alterations in activity in certain regions of the brain, according to a study published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. [More]
Researchers find link between digital literacy and reduction in cognitive decline

Researchers find link between digital literacy and reduction in cognitive decline

Researchers have found a link between digital literacy and a reduction in cognitive decline, according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Medical Sciences on July 8th. [More]
Mental health issues rapidly growing among older African American adults

Mental health issues rapidly growing among older African American adults

A new, revealing literature review suggests that older African American adults are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and dementia. [More]
Study examines the influence of unexpected task constraint on voluntary task switching

Study examines the influence of unexpected task constraint on voluntary task switching

Kessler Foundation scientists have published results of cognitive research that show the negative effects that unexpected task constraint, following self-generated task choice, has on task-switching performance. [More]
Study suggests autophagy is involved in the onset of vascular dementia

Study suggests autophagy is involved in the onset of vascular dementia

Autophagy is a basic catabolic mechanism by which unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components are degraded by lysosomes. [More]
Global therapeutic market for BBB technologies expected to grow at 64.9% CAGR over 2014-2019

Global therapeutic market for BBB technologies expected to grow at 64.9% CAGR over 2014-2019

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Blood-Brain Barrier Technologies and Global Markets. [More]
Nigral neuronal loss and α-synuclein pathology scrutinised in PD

Nigral neuronal loss and α-synuclein pathology scrutinised in PD

The severity of neurodegeneration and local burden of α-synuclein are closely coupled during disease progression in Parkinson’s disease, a post-mortem study has found. [More]
In vivo dopaminergic imaging strongly correlates with brain pathology

In vivo dopaminergic imaging strongly correlates with brain pathology

Striatal dopamine transporter binding, assessed using single-photon emission computed tomography, is strongly correlated with substantia nigra cell counts assessed at postmortem, say the authors of a study. [More]
People who develop depression, MCI after age 65 are more vulnerable for accelerated brain aging

People who develop depression, MCI after age 65 are more vulnerable for accelerated brain aging

People who develop depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) after age 65 are more likely to have biological and brain imaging markers that reflect a greater vulnerability for accelerated brain aging, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings were published online in Molecular Psychiatry. [More]
People diagnosed with MCI are more likely to increase risk of developing dementia

People diagnosed with MCI are more likely to increase risk of developing dementia

In a long-term, large-scale population-based study of individuals aged 55 years or older in the general population researchers found that those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) had a four-fold increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared to cognitively healthy individuals. [More]
Low levels of vitamin D may double dementia, Alzheimer's risks

Low levels of vitamin D may double dementia, Alzheimer's risks

In the largest study of its kind, researchers suggests that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in the August 6, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
New project aims to develop unique database on frailty and dementia

New project aims to develop unique database on frailty and dementia

What is the relationship between frailty and dementia? Many studies acknowledge that frailty and dementia often coexist, but little research has been done on why that is the case. [More]
Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. [More]
Study shows new potential mechanism to better understand AD in African Americans

Study shows new potential mechanism to better understand AD in African Americans

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report that two rare variants in the AKAP9 gene significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in African-Americans. [More]
Viewpoints: GOP lawsuit against Obama on health law is not a 'stunt'; 'wisdom' lacking in the House; the danger of cyberattacks on hospitals

Viewpoints: GOP lawsuit against Obama on health law is not a 'stunt'; 'wisdom' lacking in the House; the danger of cyberattacks on hospitals

"So sue me" is President Obama's message to Congress. And on Wednesday the House of Representatives took up his taunt, authorizing a lawsuit to challenge the president's failure to faithfully execute provisions of the Affordable Care Act as passed by Congress. The House lawsuit is no "stunt," as Mr. Obama has characterized it. [More]
Anti-cholinergic drugs could be responsible for decline in cognitive, physical function in elderly patients

Anti-cholinergic drugs could be responsible for decline in cognitive, physical function in elderly patients

Drugs widely prescribed to the elderly could be responsible for a decline in cognitive and physical function according to research from the University of East Anglia and the Regenstrief Institute. [More]
New study provides insight into relationship between depression and dementia

New study provides insight into relationship between depression and dementia

A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]