Dementia

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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UTHealth Consortium On Aging leads movement to improve health care for older adults

UTHealth Consortium On Aging leads movement to improve health care for older adults

Exploring how brain inflammation after stroke can be shaped to support recovery

Exploring how brain inflammation after stroke can be shaped to support recovery

Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study

Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

New understanding of neurovascular coupling

New understanding of neurovascular coupling

Study reveals how cells remove misfolded proteins from tissues

Study reveals how cells remove misfolded proteins from tissues

Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050

Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050

Depth perception tests could identify people living with dementia who are at an increased risk of falling

Depth perception tests could identify people living with dementia who are at an increased risk of falling

Research suggests new approach to block tau pathology in FTLD, Alzheimer's

Research suggests new approach to block tau pathology in FTLD, Alzheimer's

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

Universal 'One-Size-Fits-All' Cancer Treatment

Universal 'One-Size-Fits-All' Cancer Treatment

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals

Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals

Cellular and molecular view of intact transparent human organs

Cellular and molecular view of intact transparent human organs

Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease

Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier