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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Researchers receive $11 million NIH grant to evaluate a 5-minute dementia screening tool

Researchers receive $11 million NIH grant to evaluate a 5-minute dementia screening tool

Genetic predisposition to ADHD can predict risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Genetic predisposition to ADHD can predict risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Study: People with higher levels of vitamin D in the brain have better cognitive function

Study: People with higher levels of vitamin D in the brain have better cognitive function

Tailored Activity Program extends behavioral benefits to Black people with dementia and their families

Tailored Activity Program extends behavioral benefits to Black people with dementia and their families

Eating ultra-processed foods increases risk of cognitive decline

Eating ultra-processed foods increases risk of cognitive decline

Trial aims to make it easier, convenient for patients to perform health checks and reduce pressure on GPs

Trial aims to make it easier, convenient for patients to perform health checks and reduce pressure on GPs

Assisted living facilities pressed to address growing needs of older, sicker residents

Assisted living facilities pressed to address growing needs of older, sicker residents

Does air pollution reduce cognitive function over time?

Does air pollution reduce cognitive function over time?

HU begins human trial for promising treatment to reverse paralysis and language disorder after stroke

HU begins human trial for promising treatment to reverse paralysis and language disorder after stroke

Scientists discover new potential mechanism for vision loss

Scientists discover new potential mechanism for vision loss

INPP5D gene plays key role in enabling microglial cells to prevent plaque buildup

INPP5D gene plays key role in enabling microglial cells to prevent plaque buildup

Study reveals wasteosomes as markers of chronic glymphatic system insufficiency

Study reveals wasteosomes as markers of chronic glymphatic system insufficiency

Research findings may offer a new potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

Research findings may offer a new potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

Study reveals a more nuanced relationship between work demands and a good night's sleep

Study reveals a more nuanced relationship between work demands and a good night's sleep

Study identifies a urinary biomarker to reveal early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Study identifies a urinary biomarker to reveal early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Interprofessional primary care for dementia patients linked with increased ER visits

Interprofessional primary care for dementia patients linked with increased ER visits

Rural Colorado tries to fill health worker gaps with apprenticeships

Rural Colorado tries to fill health worker gaps with apprenticeships

Machine learning pinpoints the most accurate timelines for predicting Alzheimer's progression

Machine learning pinpoints the most accurate timelines for predicting Alzheimer's progression

Green Mediterranean diet causes significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

Green Mediterranean diet causes significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

Using human iPSC-derived cells to revolutionize the field of neurodegenerative disease

Using human iPSC-derived cells to revolutionize the field of neurodegenerative disease