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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Stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice

Stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice

Physical and mental health decline associated with more pronounced cognitive disengagement

Physical and mental health decline associated with more pronounced cognitive disengagement

Study finds modest growth in home care workforce compared with the increasing demand

Study finds modest growth in home care workforce compared with the increasing demand

K162 molecule could inhibit β-amyloids ' toxicity associated with Alzheimer's disease

K162 molecule could inhibit β-amyloids ' toxicity associated with Alzheimer's disease

Report highlights the effectiveness of collaborative care model for patients with dementia

Report highlights the effectiveness of collaborative care model for patients with dementia

Light therapy offers a safe, cost-effective alternative for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Light therapy offers a safe, cost-effective alternative for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Study sheds light on how tau aggregates promote Alzheimer’s disease

Study sheds light on how tau aggregates promote Alzheimer’s disease

Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults

Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults

Study observes neurological and psychiatric outcomes in recovered COVID-19 patients six months post-infection

Study observes neurological and psychiatric outcomes in recovered COVID-19 patients six months post-infection

Study reveals how neural systems process and store information

Study reveals how neural systems process and store information

Study identifies differences in biomarkers of inflammation between novel diabetes subgroups

Study identifies differences in biomarkers of inflammation between novel diabetes subgroups

EFP launches Europerio Series to showcase the hottest topics in oral health

EFP launches Europerio Series to showcase the hottest topics in oral health

Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

Study demonstrates profound anhedonia in people with frontotemporal dementia

Study demonstrates profound anhedonia in people with frontotemporal dementia

Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

Imbalanced bacterial community in the gums linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Imbalanced bacterial community in the gums linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

A shared set of systems in the brain may be vital for controlling the retrieval of facts and memories

A shared set of systems in the brain may be vital for controlling the retrieval of facts and memories

Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Altered calcium signaling is linked to early-stage Alzheimer's pathology

Altered calcium signaling is linked to early-stage Alzheimer's pathology