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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.
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

Marginal deficiency of vitamin A in fetus or newborns may lead to Alzheimer's disease in later life

Marginal deficiency of vitamin A in fetus or newborns may lead to Alzheimer's disease in later life

MRE technique detects tumor stiffness to enable non-invasive surgical planning

MRE technique detects tumor stiffness to enable non-invasive surgical planning

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage

Aerobic exercise could help wounded warriors recover from mild traumatic brain injury

Aerobic exercise could help wounded warriors recover from mild traumatic brain injury

UK’s health system not designed to provide integrated care for people with dementia and other conditions

UK’s health system not designed to provide integrated care for people with dementia and other conditions

Edible and medicinal mushrooms show potential to mitigate neurodegenerative diseases

Edible and medicinal mushrooms show potential to mitigate neurodegenerative diseases

Dementia patients may often struggle to manage drug regime, study reveals

Dementia patients may often struggle to manage drug regime, study reveals

Investment in psychiatry research may benefit older patients with mental health issues

Investment in psychiatry research may benefit older patients with mental health issues

Research shows how memory can be improved using noninvasive brain stimulation

Research shows how memory can be improved using noninvasive brain stimulation

Study shows multiplying effects of delirium and dementia in older patients

Study shows multiplying effects of delirium and dementia in older patients

Researchers discover role of neuron protein in learning abilities and AIDS-related dementia

Researchers discover role of neuron protein in learning abilities and AIDS-related dementia