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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.
Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Gut-on-chips can predict effectiveness of candidate drugs

Gut-on-chips can predict effectiveness of candidate drugs

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research

New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research

Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD

Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD

Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

Families incur largest financial burden linked to dementia care

Families incur largest financial burden linked to dementia care

Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS

Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Positive effects of ‘superfoods’ on people’s health

Positive effects of ‘superfoods’ on people’s health

Dendritic-specific Golgi plays key role in early neuropathy of degenerative brain disease

Dendritic-specific Golgi plays key role in early neuropathy of degenerative brain disease

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

Scientists stop formation of protein clumps linked to ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Scientists stop formation of protein clumps linked to ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease