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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Older people in Japan have "attitude of gratitude" which makes them more optimistic

Older people in Japan have "attitude of gratitude" which makes them more optimistic

Major surgery is a promoter or accelerator of Alzheimer's disease, indicates study

Major surgery is a promoter or accelerator of Alzheimer's disease, indicates study

Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

International consortium investigates specific cell signaling process across range of human diseases

International consortium investigates specific cell signaling process across range of human diseases

Simple vision tests can predict Parkinson's dementia before it begins

Simple vision tests can predict Parkinson's dementia before it begins

A common genetic variant identified as risk factor for stroke

A common genetic variant identified as risk factor for stroke

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

Researchers demonstrate great potential for blood test to detect, monitor Alzheimer's disease

Researchers demonstrate great potential for blood test to detect, monitor Alzheimer's disease

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

Including unhealthy foods may diminish benefits of Mediterranean diet

Including unhealthy foods may diminish benefits of Mediterranean diet

Researchers aim to improve cognitive performance, mobilize the brain's reserve mechanisms

Researchers aim to improve cognitive performance, mobilize the brain's reserve mechanisms

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

RNA sequencing data reveals three major molecular subtypes of Alzheimer's disease

RNA sequencing data reveals three major molecular subtypes of Alzheimer's disease

Using a blood test to predict Alzheimer's disease risk during symptom-free stage

Using a blood test to predict Alzheimer's disease risk during symptom-free stage

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Researchers find mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

Researchers find mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

First UK lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted dementia care

First UK lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted dementia care

Anti-diarrhea drug triggers cell death in glioblastoma cells

Anti-diarrhea drug triggers cell death in glioblastoma cells

Trinity team uncovers mutations linked with early onset dementia

Trinity team uncovers mutations linked with early onset dementia