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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.
More brain pathology and hospitalizations associated with faster rate of cognitive decline

More brain pathology and hospitalizations associated with faster rate of cognitive decline

Researchers receive $3.2 million NIH grant to pursue a deeper understanding of Down syndrome

Researchers receive $3.2 million NIH grant to pursue a deeper understanding of Down syndrome

Biogen to pursue FDA regulatory approval for investigational drug aducanumab

Biogen to pursue FDA regulatory approval for investigational drug aducanumab

Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation

Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation

Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows

Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows

Link found between genetic variations and size of the brainstem, other subcortical structures

Link found between genetic variations and size of the brainstem, other subcortical structures

Impacts of Neurofeedback Therapy on Neurodegenerative Disorders

Impacts of Neurofeedback Therapy on Neurodegenerative Disorders

Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease

Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease

Semantic memory deficits linked to eating disorders in patients with dementia

Semantic memory deficits linked to eating disorders in patients with dementia

‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed

‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed

Age-related frailty and the growing health burden: what can be done?

Age-related frailty and the growing health burden: what can be done?

Improved antibody validation

Improved antibody validation

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Study aims to find whether lifestyle changes may counteract a person's genetic risk for dementia

Study aims to find whether lifestyle changes may counteract a person's genetic risk for dementia

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Amyloid-β protein misfolding proves to be strong risk prediction marker for Alzheimer's

Amyloid-β protein misfolding proves to be strong risk prediction marker for Alzheimer's

Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes

Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men

Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia

Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia