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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.
Older adults with dementia more likely to be readmitted to hospital after discharge

Older adults with dementia more likely to be readmitted to hospital after discharge

New intervention improves communication behaviors in couples affected by dementia

New intervention improves communication behaviors in couples affected by dementia

Researchers explore how people with Alzheimer's disease use end-of-life medical services

Researchers explore how people with Alzheimer's disease use end-of-life medical services

Liquefied brain tissue after stroke may harm surviving brain, UA study finds

Liquefied brain tissue after stroke may harm surviving brain, UA study finds

Study reveals a significant link between heavy alcohol use and dementia

Study reveals a significant link between heavy alcohol use and dementia

Adults with congenital heart disease have increased risk for dementia, study finds

Adults with congenital heart disease have increased risk for dementia, study finds

AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics collaborate to develop new treatments for tauopathies

AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics collaborate to develop new treatments for tauopathies

New e-Health solution developed to prevent cardiovascular disease, dementia in senior citizens

New e-Health solution developed to prevent cardiovascular disease, dementia in senior citizens

Emergency nurses experience regular verbal and physical abuse

Emergency nurses experience regular verbal and physical abuse

Poor fitness levels increase the risk dementia, concludes study

Poor fitness levels increase the risk dementia, concludes study

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity linked to more gray matter in older adults’ brains

Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity linked to more gray matter in older adults’ brains

Scientists develop new array to identify biomarkers for wide range of diseases

Scientists develop new array to identify biomarkers for wide range of diseases

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

Alzheimer’s study on mice reveals important mechanism behind neural hyperactivity

Alzheimer’s study on mice reveals important mechanism behind neural hyperactivity

Changing the way we look at dementia

Changing the way we look at dementia

Positivity keeps dementia at bay finds study

Positivity keeps dementia at bay finds study

USC scientists uncover cellular mechanism responsible for ALS and frontotemporal dementia

USC scientists uncover cellular mechanism responsible for ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Social interaction could enhance dementia care, finds study

Social interaction could enhance dementia care, finds study