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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Research finds associations between COVID-19 and persistent cognitive deficits

Research finds associations between COVID-19 and persistent cognitive deficits

New insights into participation of underrepresented communities in Alzheimer’s clinical trials

New insights into participation of underrepresented communities in Alzheimer’s clinical trials

99% of COVID-19 deaths in Italy occur among those not fully vaccinated

99% of COVID-19 deaths in Italy occur among those not fully vaccinated

Natural compound prevents, reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson's disease in mice

Natural compound prevents, reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson's disease in mice

Research provides insights into how the hippocampus contributes to memory storage in the cortex

Research provides insights into how the hippocampus contributes to memory storage in the cortex

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

Mount Sinai researchers use cerebral organoids to study frontotemporal dementia

Mount Sinai researchers use cerebral organoids to study frontotemporal dementia

Air quality improvement linked with reduced risk of dementia

Air quality improvement linked with reduced risk of dementia

Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Research provides vital insights about excess coffee consumption and brain health

Research provides vital insights about excess coffee consumption and brain health

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Study reveals calcium's role in directing blood flow in the brain

Study reveals calcium's role in directing blood flow in the brain

Professional rugby participation may be linked with structural changes in the brain

Professional rugby participation may be linked with structural changes in the brain

Cognitive decline linked with bone loss and increased fracture risk in women

Cognitive decline linked with bone loss and increased fracture risk in women

Cognitive decline increases future fracture risk in women

Cognitive decline increases future fracture risk in women

UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21

UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21