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The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, damage the brain. Dementia is p

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Alzheimer's protein buildup disrupts the brain's navigation center

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

New research suggests that a buildup of tau - a hallmark of Alzheimer's - interferes with the brain's GPS, explaining why some Alzheimer's patients wander.

Hospital-induced delirium may speed up dementia, study finds

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that delirium triggered by hospitalization can accelerate cognitive decline as well as dementia in senior patients.

UK health system not fit for people with dementia and other chronic conditions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The UK's current health and social care system isn't fit for purpose when it comes to caring for people living with dementia (PLWD) who also have other illnesses and chronic conditions.

New insight into role of cell protein in learning ability and AIDS-related dementia

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein which...

New guidelines could help improve research into vascular cognitive impairment

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University of Bristol that...

Late-onset hypertension may lower dementia risk, study finds

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, a study investigates the link between high blood pressure later in life and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Ministrokes may cause dementia, study suggests

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

New study suggests the impact of ministrokes is wider and longer-lasting than previously understood, potentially causing dementia and cognitive decline.

Dementia: Bilingualism may help brain conserve resources and resist decline

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research suggests years of bilingualism alters the brain to use resources more efficiently when concentrating, giving insights to successful aging.

Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University...

New research study creates new opportunities for treating brain diseases

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier.

Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is early-onset Alzheimer's and what causes it? Learn about coping with the condition, the financial burden, and its effect on relationships.

Sedentary behavior raises dementia risk as much as genetic factors

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds the risk of dementia onset is just as high for sedentary older adults as it is for those with a genetic predisposition for the disease.

Concussion linked to brain changes in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study links mild traumatic brain injury to greater neurodegeneration and memory decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Could a chicory compound reduce Alzheimer's-related memory loss?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that a compound called chicoric acid - found in chicory - has the potential to reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.

What are the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top causes of death in the U.S., but how quickly can it progress and what is the outlook for people who are diagnosed?

Mediterranean is the fountain of youth, study claims

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The Mediterranean is a haven for lovers of crystal-clear seas and sun-kissed landscapes.

Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study of nearly 3,000 older Chinese adults finds that napping for around an hour after lunch may improve memory and thinking ability.

Alzheimer's disease defined by differences in brain deposits

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Variations in the structure of amyloid-beta peptide deposits that develop in the brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer's disease are associated with different clinical subtypes of the disease, a...

Traffic exposure may increase risk of dementia, study finds

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A large-scale study carried out by researchers in Canada suggests that living near major, busy roads may increase the risk of developing dementia.

Very high levels of aluminium in brain tissue in familial Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

There has been a strong link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer's disease for half a century or more.

Occupational therapy may have the potential to slow down functional decline and reduce behavioral troubles

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A French observational study in real life showed that dementia patients benefiting from occupational therapy sessions report relevant clinical benefits over the intervention period, according to a...

Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study of more than 2,000 Finnish men has uncovered a link between frequent sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Promising discovery for a non-invasive early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A discovery of high relevance in medical research will be published in Volume 55, number 4 of December 2016 of the prestigious Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD), entitled "Tau Platelets...

Brushstrokes help identify dementia in painters, study finds

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between patterns in the paintings of famous artists and the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.