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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.
Analyzing resident-to-resident incidents in dementia may hold the key to reducing future fatalities

Analyzing resident-to-resident incidents in dementia may hold the key to reducing future fatalities

Researchers identify brain networks involved in object naming

Researchers identify brain networks involved in object naming

Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases

Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases

Reduced levels of chaperone protein may have implications for development of Parkinson’s disease

Reduced levels of chaperone protein may have implications for development of Parkinson’s disease

Ground-breaking discovery offers new hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s, other neurological diseases

Ground-breaking discovery offers new hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s, other neurological diseases

Novel discovery offers hope for treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases

Novel discovery offers hope for treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases

Older kidney disease patients on dialysis have higher dementia risk

Older kidney disease patients on dialysis have higher dementia risk

New study investigates whether nicotine could slow memory loss

New study investigates whether nicotine could slow memory loss

Researchers describe new class of potent inhibitors against amyloid plaques

Researchers describe new class of potent inhibitors against amyloid plaques

Learning to live well with dementia

Learning to live well with dementia

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Asking better questions about person's memory could improve doctors' understanding of patients

Asking better questions about person's memory could improve doctors' understanding of patients

New compounds can reverse key aspects of aging of human cells

New compounds can reverse key aspects of aging of human cells

Red blood cells contribute to cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes

Red blood cells contribute to cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes

Abstinence from alcohol linked to dementia

Abstinence from alcohol linked to dementia

Study explores indoor thermal comfort of older people living in residential care homes

Study explores indoor thermal comfort of older people living in residential care homes

Study: More than 90% of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep

Study: More than 90% of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep

Alzheimer's drug may prevent disease progression if used before symptoms appear

Alzheimer's drug may prevent disease progression if used before symptoms appear