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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.
New research lays out potential path for treatment of Huntington’s disease

New research lays out potential path for treatment of Huntington’s disease

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia

Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia

UAlberta scientists identify biomarkers for detecting Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples

UAlberta scientists identify biomarkers for detecting Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples

When should dementia patients stop driving? A new guidance for clinicians

When should dementia patients stop driving? A new guidance for clinicians

Study highlights factors that can reduce food cravings

Study highlights factors that can reduce food cravings

Puzzles do not keep dementia away finds study

Puzzles do not keep dementia away finds study

Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages

Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages

Study finds 117% increase in number of dementia sufferers in 26 years

Study finds 117% increase in number of dementia sufferers in 26 years

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease

Episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia

Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia

Researchers are developing blood test to diagnose or predict Alzheimer's disease

Researchers are developing blood test to diagnose or predict Alzheimer's disease

Drawing leads to better memory than writing

Drawing leads to better memory than writing

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life

Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of depression in older adults

Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of depression in older adults

Epigenetic maps of the inner ear could lead to development of therapeutics for hearing loss

Epigenetic maps of the inner ear could lead to development of therapeutics for hearing loss

Researchers uncover genes that lead to excessive tau in dementia

Researchers uncover genes that lead to excessive tau in dementia

New study to investigate how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

New study to investigate how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions