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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.
Study reveals high use of medications for mental illness in Norwegian nursing homes

Study reveals high use of medications for mental illness in Norwegian nursing homes

Study predicts dementia in over 1.2 million people in England and Wales by 2040

Study predicts dementia in over 1.2 million people in England and Wales by 2040

Scientists provide detailed view of tau protein structures found in Alzheimer's disease

Scientists provide detailed view of tau protein structures found in Alzheimer's disease

New caregiver intervention for families with dementia can lead to considerable Medicaid savings

New caregiver intervention for families with dementia can lead to considerable Medicaid savings

SLU scientists receive grant to investigate link between diabetes drug and dementia risk

SLU scientists receive grant to investigate link between diabetes drug and dementia risk

Alzheimer’s disease specific brain deposits photographed for the first time in vivid detail

Alzheimer’s disease specific brain deposits photographed for the first time in vivid detail

History of traumatic brain injury not related to cognitive decline, study shows

History of traumatic brain injury not related to cognitive decline, study shows

Expert provides insights into risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Expert provides insights into risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

Research underscores how environments during infancy can cause inflammation in adulthood

Research underscores how environments during infancy can cause inflammation in adulthood

Longtime use of heartburn drugs linked to increased risk of death

Longtime use of heartburn drugs linked to increased risk of death

'Brain training' game could help improve memory in patients with patients with amnestic MCI

'Brain training' game could help improve memory in patients with patients with amnestic MCI

Study highlights rate of misdiagnosis in Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis

Study highlights rate of misdiagnosis in Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis

Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life, say researchers

Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life, say researchers

Slowing gait could be early signs of cognitive decline linked to shrinking hippocampus

Slowing gait could be early signs of cognitive decline linked to shrinking hippocampus

EU research project focuses on creating an app for people with mild dementia

EU research project focuses on creating an app for people with mild dementia

Study shows link between metabolic syndrome and risk of cognitive disorders

Study shows link between metabolic syndrome and risk of cognitive disorders

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Study finds evidence on preventive interventions for cognitive decline and dementia

Study finds evidence on preventive interventions for cognitive decline and dementia