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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.
Researchers develop new tool to diagnose first signs of Parkinson's disease

Researchers develop new tool to diagnose first signs of Parkinson's disease

New system for neural recording in mice avoids animal welfare concerns linked to existing approaches

New system for neural recording in mice avoids animal welfare concerns linked to existing approaches

Mayo Clinic experts move closer to realizing clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

Mayo Clinic experts move closer to realizing clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning

Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning

Human propensity for contagious yawning triggered by primitive reflexes in the brain, research suggests

Human propensity for contagious yawning triggered by primitive reflexes in the brain, research suggests

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Most people with self-perceived memory problems experience severe stress

Most people with self-perceived memory problems experience severe stress

Study: People with shorter LTL have more benefits on cognition following lifestyle intervention

Study: People with shorter LTL have more benefits on cognition following lifestyle intervention

Undergraduates earn top prize for developing new tool to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Undergraduates earn top prize for developing new tool to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Bioinformatics expert receives $12.8 million grant to continue to lead Diabetic Complications Consortium

Bioinformatics expert receives $12.8 million grant to continue to lead Diabetic Complications Consortium

Disease diagnostic tools win top honors in DEBUT challenge

Disease diagnostic tools win top honors in DEBUT challenge

NIH funds BU ADC with $5.4 million grant to advance research on Alzheimer's disease

NIH funds BU ADC with $5.4 million grant to advance research on Alzheimer's disease

Review focuses on possible role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Review focuses on possible role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Dancing has profound effect in reversing signs of aging in the brain

Dancing has profound effect in reversing signs of aging in the brain

A 10 minute brisk walk each day is all is needed to reduce risk of early death by 15%

A 10 minute brisk walk each day is all is needed to reduce risk of early death by 15%

Study finds no link between exercise in mid-life and cognitive fitness in later years

Study finds no link between exercise in mid-life and cognitive fitness in later years

Study: Tired family caregivers linked to greater ER visits, higher health care costs for disabled elders

Study: Tired family caregivers linked to greater ER visits, higher health care costs for disabled elders

Less REM sleep connected to greater risk for dementia

Less REM sleep connected to greater risk for dementia

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Gut-on-chips can predict effectiveness of candidate drugs

Gut-on-chips can predict effectiveness of candidate drugs