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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.
Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging

Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia

Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia

Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Biochemical switches could be triggered to treat pathology of IBM, ALS and FTD

Biochemical switches could be triggered to treat pathology of IBM, ALS and FTD

Scientists solve mystery surrounding common genetic cause of ALS

Scientists solve mystery surrounding common genetic cause of ALS

Neuroscientists identify factors for maintaining healthy memory at any age

Neuroscientists identify factors for maintaining healthy memory at any age

Mild cognitive impairment may be present in early stages of kidney disease

Mild cognitive impairment may be present in early stages of kidney disease

Innovative drug delivery may alleviate Parkinson's symptoms and stop its progression

Innovative drug delivery may alleviate Parkinson's symptoms and stop its progression

Psychosocial difficulties related to brain disorders much more similar than expected

Psychosocial difficulties related to brain disorders much more similar than expected

Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons

Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Early nutritional intervention can help fight dementia

Early nutritional intervention can help fight dementia

Vascular changes in the eye reveal early cognitive impairment

Vascular changes in the eye reveal early cognitive impairment

Scientists to investigate link between sleep and dementia at UEA’s new sleep unit

Scientists to investigate link between sleep and dementia at UEA’s new sleep unit

Drug that looks at Alzheimer’s differently ready for its first in-human testing

Drug that looks at Alzheimer’s differently ready for its first in-human testing

PET scans could be used to develop best practices for dementia

PET scans could be used to develop best practices for dementia

Amyloid PET associated with changes in clinical management of patients with dementia

Amyloid PET associated with changes in clinical management of patients with dementia

Researchers explore rate of billed ACP conversations with hospitalized, older patients

Researchers explore rate of billed ACP conversations with hospitalized, older patients