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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.
ApoE4 gene linked with chronic inflammation increases risk for Alzheimer's disease

ApoE4 gene linked with chronic inflammation increases risk for Alzheimer's disease

Could we prevent Alzheimer's disease by treating herpes?

Could we prevent Alzheimer's disease by treating herpes?

Genetically modifying zebrafish provides numerous, highly accurate disease models

Genetically modifying zebrafish provides numerous, highly accurate disease models

Research shows people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity

Research shows people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity

A special report on US’ aging societies

A special report on US’ aging societies

Purdue Pharma, Eisai announce positive topline results from Phase 3 study of lemborexant

Purdue Pharma, Eisai announce positive topline results from Phase 3 study of lemborexant

Down syndrome may hold important clues to onset of Alzheimer's disease

Down syndrome may hold important clues to onset of Alzheimer's disease

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

Neuropsychiatric symptoms related to earliest stages of Alzheimer's brain pathology

Neuropsychiatric symptoms related to earliest stages of Alzheimer's brain pathology

Vast majority of dementia cases may arise from spontaneous genetic errors

Vast majority of dementia cases may arise from spontaneous genetic errors

Findings offer new insight into early changes that occur during AD pathology

Findings offer new insight into early changes that occur during AD pathology

Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?

Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery, mice study shows

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery, mice study shows

Human brain cell transplant opens new avenues to understand neurological conditions

Human brain cell transplant opens new avenues to understand neurological conditions

Personalized goal setting to improve dementia care

Personalized goal setting to improve dementia care

Columbia scientist and collaborators receive $11.3 million to find new targets against brain disease

Columbia scientist and collaborators receive $11.3 million to find new targets against brain disease

Mental health disorders could cost the world economy trillions of dollars finds report

Mental health disorders could cost the world economy trillions of dollars finds report

Using nanotechnology to fight dementia

Using nanotechnology to fight dementia

Antiepileptic drug use associated with elevated stroke risk in Alzheimer’s patients

Antiepileptic drug use associated with elevated stroke risk in Alzheimer’s patients