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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Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Study provides valuable insights on effects of APOE gene on health and disease

Study provides valuable insights on effects of APOE gene on health and disease

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Scientists unlock crucial molecular details regarding tau's activity

Scientists unlock crucial molecular details regarding tau's activity

NIH awards $26.56 million grant to create new Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program

NIH awards $26.56 million grant to create new Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program

IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

Drug for liver cirrhosis shows potential to treat dementia and motor neuron disease

Drug for liver cirrhosis shows potential to treat dementia and motor neuron disease

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain

Lifestyle-based changes may modify the course of cognitive decline

Lifestyle-based changes may modify the course of cognitive decline

Hospitals, nursing homes fail to separate COVID patients, putting others at risk

Hospitals, nursing homes fail to separate COVID patients, putting others at risk

Alcohol-induced vitamin B1 deficiency can be a key factor in cognitive decline

Alcohol-induced vitamin B1 deficiency can be a key factor in cognitive decline

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels in the brain

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels in the brain

Research finds different patterns of blood use in the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes

Research finds different patterns of blood use in the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes

Investigational drug may reduce protein buildup and neurological decline linked to ALS, FTD

Investigational drug may reduce protein buildup and neurological decline linked to ALS, FTD

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

New insights into how the brain can induce diabetes remission in rodents

New insights into how the brain can induce diabetes remission in rodents

Common class of drugs may be associated with increased risk of cognitive decline

Common class of drugs may be associated with increased risk of cognitive decline

Army-funded study explores the effects of sleep deprivation in soldiers

Army-funded study explores the effects of sleep deprivation in soldiers