Dementia

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.
What Causes Dementia?

Dementia occurs due to loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It can affect several brain functions such as memory, thinking, language, planning, behavior and judgement. Dementias are usually progressive and worsen with time. They usually are degenerative and non reversible.

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Focusing on clinical drug research for dementia

Focusing on clinical drug research for dementia

A roadmap to help older Britons struggling with 'shopping lists' of medication

A roadmap to help older Britons struggling with 'shopping lists' of medication

Antiepileptic drug use linked to higher risk of death among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drug use linked to higher risk of death among people with Alzheimer’s disease

AFFiRiS announces preclinical results of monoclonal antibody mAB C6-17 in Huntington's

AFFiRiS announces preclinical results of monoclonal antibody mAB C6-17 in Huntington's

How COVID-19 affects people with Down Syndrome

How COVID-19 affects people with Down Syndrome

Researchers investigate memory recall in healthy, older adults

Researchers investigate memory recall in healthy, older adults

Exploring how air pollution affects the brain

Exploring how air pollution affects the brain

New app to aid health-care staff manage pain in dementia patients

New app to aid health-care staff manage pain in dementia patients

‘Why do we always get hit first?’ Proposed budget cuts target vulnerable Californians

‘Why do we always get hit first?’ Proposed budget cuts target vulnerable Californians

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

Cancer drug nilotinib found to be safe and well-tolerated in Alzheimer's disease clinical trial

Cancer drug nilotinib found to be safe and well-tolerated in Alzheimer's disease clinical trial

Study shows how toxic protein leads to neuronal death and dementia

Study shows how toxic protein leads to neuronal death and dementia

Pitt researcher to explore the neurological sex-based divide in dementia

Pitt researcher to explore the neurological sex-based divide in dementia

Studies advance the understanding of sensory disconnection during sleep and anesthesia

Studies advance the understanding of sensory disconnection during sleep and anesthesia

Faulty ApoE4 gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s and for COVID-19

Faulty ApoE4 gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s and for COVID-19

Research provides new evidence for potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's

Research provides new evidence for potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's

Early surgery improves outcome and survival in patients with hydrocephalus

Early surgery improves outcome and survival in patients with hydrocephalus

Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19

Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19

New design strategy marks a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease

New design strategy marks a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease

IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections

IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections