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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Study supports the use of age-specific risk prediction scores for dementia

Study supports the use of age-specific risk prediction scores for dementia

Lifestyle coaching can help improve blood pressure control in Black adults with hypertension

Lifestyle coaching can help improve blood pressure control in Black adults with hypertension

‘That’s just part of aging’: Long covid symptoms are often overlooked in seniors

‘That’s just part of aging’: Long covid symptoms are often overlooked in seniors

Consumption of cranberries could improve memory, ward off dementia, and lower 'bad' cholesterol

Consumption of cranberries could improve memory, ward off dementia, and lower 'bad' cholesterol

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Health and Social Care Secretary announces a new 10-Year Plan to tackle dementia

Health and Social Care Secretary announces a new 10-Year Plan to tackle dementia

Many treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage are not as effective as previously thought, guideline suggests

Many treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage are not as effective as previously thought, guideline suggests

Optimizing sleep continuity may help improve daytime symptoms in people with dementia

Optimizing sleep continuity may help improve daytime symptoms in people with dementia

People with young-onset Alzheimer’s experience faster symptom progression than older counterparts

People with young-onset Alzheimer’s experience faster symptom progression than older counterparts

Neuroimaging advances show promise in helping transcranial electrical stimulation to effectively treat visual hallucinations

Neuroimaging advances show promise in helping transcranial electrical stimulation to effectively treat visual hallucinations

Study shows massive variations in prescribing of “comfort kit” medications by hospice agencies

Study shows massive variations in prescribing of “comfort kit” medications by hospice agencies

Study examines the causal effect of high fertility on late-life cognition

Study examines the causal effect of high fertility on late-life cognition

New research reveals a potent weapon against Parkinson's disease

New research reveals a potent weapon against Parkinson's disease

Daily blueberry intake may lower the chances of developing late-life dementia

Daily blueberry intake may lower the chances of developing late-life dementia

Complimentary tests to quantify cognitive changes in dogs could aid humans with Alzheimer's disease

Complimentary tests to quantify cognitive changes in dogs could aid humans with Alzheimer's disease

Single-cell genomic sequencing identifies a subpopulation of human dopamine neurons that degenerates in Parkinson’s disease

Single-cell genomic sequencing identifies a subpopulation of human dopamine neurons that degenerates in Parkinson’s disease

Cedars-Sinai geriatricians create program to catch at-risk older adults before they fall

Cedars-Sinai geriatricians create program to catch at-risk older adults before they fall

Newly-discovered mechanism may help prevent the build-up toxic proteins in dementia

Newly-discovered mechanism may help prevent the build-up toxic proteins in dementia

Study finds promising new treatment for patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia

Study finds promising new treatment for patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia

Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations linked with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations linked with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease