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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.
Virtual reality support group could be effective option for older adults who have lost a spouse

Virtual reality support group could be effective option for older adults who have lost a spouse

Personalized music may benefit seniors with dementia living in nursing homes

Personalized music may benefit seniors with dementia living in nursing homes

Low BMI may not be causal risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

Low BMI may not be causal risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

Older adults hospitalized for assault-related injuries more likely to suffer subsequent abuse

Older adults hospitalized for assault-related injuries more likely to suffer subsequent abuse

‘Boot Camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too

‘Boot Camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too

New findings offer comprehensive overview of blood pressure in Germany over last two decades

New findings offer comprehensive overview of blood pressure in Germany over last two decades

New study examines link between obesity and cognitive decline in middle-aged, older African Americans

New study examines link between obesity and cognitive decline in middle-aged, older African Americans

PTSD and psychoactive drugs linked to increased risk for dementia

PTSD and psychoactive drugs linked to increased risk for dementia

Study findings suggest how progranulin deficiency causes frontotemporal dementia

Study findings suggest how progranulin deficiency causes frontotemporal dementia

Easing cellular traffic jams in Huntington’s disease may save brain cells

Easing cellular traffic jams in Huntington’s disease may save brain cells

Researcher develops new language intervention to help treat patients with rare form of dementia

Researcher develops new language intervention to help treat patients with rare form of dementia

Gene mutation may accelerate loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's risk

Gene mutation may accelerate loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's risk

Scientists unravel how the body manages to keep blood flow in the brain so tightly controlled

Scientists unravel how the body manages to keep blood flow in the brain so tightly controlled

Positive social support from adult children linked to reduced dementia risk

Positive social support from adult children linked to reduced dementia risk

Researchers discover new type of lymphatic brain ‘scavenger’ cells in zebrafish

Researchers discover new type of lymphatic brain ‘scavenger’ cells in zebrafish

Stroke prevention strategy may reduce incidence of dementia among older adults

Stroke prevention strategy may reduce incidence of dementia among older adults

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Researchers discover genes linked to resilience against brain pathologies

Researchers discover genes linked to resilience against brain pathologies

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease