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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.
High-intensity exercise improves memory, study finds

High-intensity exercise improves memory, study finds

Elderly people with MCI have weakened ability to memorize human faces, research reveals

Elderly people with MCI have weakened ability to memorize human faces, research reveals

Analysis of aged brains reveals new details about Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Analysis of aged brains reveals new details about Alzheimer's disease and dementia

PPI use not linked to increased risk of developing dementia

PPI use not linked to increased risk of developing dementia

Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale shows dose-response relationship with adverse outcomes

Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale shows dose-response relationship with adverse outcomes

Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients

Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients

Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementia

Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementia

Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease

Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease

Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementia

Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementia

FDA approves first digital pill with sensor - Abilify MyCite

FDA approves first digital pill with sensor - Abilify MyCite

Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis

Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis

FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system

FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system

Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia

Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia

Diet, smoking and alcohol main causes of death in OECD countries

Diet, smoking and alcohol main causes of death in OECD countries

Exercise significantly increases size of hippocampus in humans, study finds

Exercise significantly increases size of hippocampus in humans, study finds

Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD

Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD

OSA may put elderly people at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

OSA may put elderly people at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Mushrooms contain high amounts of antioxidants that combat aging and promote health

Mushrooms contain high amounts of antioxidants that combat aging and promote health

Experts call for efforts to study elder abuse among veterans

Experts call for efforts to study elder abuse among veterans

Scientific Statement captures evolving understanding of microvascular complications related to diabetes

Scientific Statement captures evolving understanding of microvascular complications related to diabetes