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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.
Astrocytes help the brain to establish long-lasting memories

Astrocytes help the brain to establish long-lasting memories

Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss

Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss

Eye-tracking tests may help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Eye-tracking tests may help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment less likely to receive proven treatment

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment less likely to receive proven treatment

Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging

Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging

BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes

BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

Early changes in blood pressure linked to poorer brain health in later life

Early changes in blood pressure linked to poorer brain health in later life

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches new survey to help shape future treatments for dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches new survey to help shape future treatments for dementia

UGA study provides first evidence of biological clocks in individual cells

UGA study provides first evidence of biological clocks in individual cells

Middle-life hypertension may shrink the brain in later life

Middle-life hypertension may shrink the brain in later life

UCLA scientists discover new insights that may lead to progress in fighting Alzheimer's disease

UCLA scientists discover new insights that may lead to progress in fighting Alzheimer's disease

New MRI technique captures image of a brain thinking

New MRI technique captures image of a brain thinking

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Tighter blood pressure control could improve brain health finds study

Tighter blood pressure control could improve brain health finds study

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium

Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia

Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia

Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk

Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk

Dementia care program improves psychological health of patients and caregivers

Dementia care program improves psychological health of patients and caregivers

Greater blood pressure control associated with fewer adverse changes in the brain

Greater blood pressure control associated with fewer adverse changes in the brain