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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.
Chemotherapy may increase survival for advanced colon cancer patients with dementia, study suggests

Chemotherapy may increase survival for advanced colon cancer patients with dementia, study suggests

Personality changes do not appear before clinical onset of MCI or dementia

Personality changes do not appear before clinical onset of MCI or dementia

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

Innovative new app could help enhance day-to-day lives of people with dementia

Innovative new app could help enhance day-to-day lives of people with dementia

Researchers to study how music program can positively affect lives of people with dementia

Researchers to study how music program can positively affect lives of people with dementia

New 15-minute assessment opens up possibilities for early detection of dementia

New 15-minute assessment opens up possibilities for early detection of dementia

Researchers develop new model to better simulate blood brain barrier for study of diseases

Researchers develop new model to better simulate blood brain barrier for study of diseases

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Baycrest study could pave way to affordable, easy-to-use treatment for MCI patients

Baycrest study could pave way to affordable, easy-to-use treatment for MCI patients

Conference to tackle sensitive subjects in dementia care

Conference to tackle sensitive subjects in dementia care

New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources

New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources

Lesser-known gene appears to play greater role in Alzheimer's and dementia-related memory decline

Lesser-known gene appears to play greater role in Alzheimer's and dementia-related memory decline

Griffith study aims to increase awareness of sexuality for people with dementia among health professionals

Griffith study aims to increase awareness of sexuality for people with dementia among health professionals

NRS Healthcare publishes new free Carer’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease

NRS Healthcare publishes new free Carer’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease

Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult's pain, distressing symptoms

Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult's pain, distressing symptoms

Researchers discover important link between Parkinson's and prion diseases

Researchers discover important link between Parkinson's and prion diseases

A rare dementia gene runs in the family, but he’s fine — so far

A rare dementia gene runs in the family, but he’s fine — so far

Retinal imaging may help doctors confirm or rule out frontotemporal degeneration

Retinal imaging may help doctors confirm or rule out frontotemporal degeneration

Breakthrough research offers novel, non-invasive test to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Breakthrough research offers novel, non-invasive test to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease