- Young blood transfusions could potentially reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly, according to new research.
- Dementia is a leading killer in some countries, but how does a condition typically associated with mental decline kill you?
- Hormones influence how well women recall memories compared to men.
- New research suggests that a lifetime of eating fruits and vegetables, combined with regular exercise, could delay the onset of dementia in old age.
- Following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, researchers discovered that disasters may be linked to dementia risk.
- Older women who reported drinking more coffee or tea had a reduced risk of developing dementia, but scientists say more research is needed to show a direct link.
- Monty Python's Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a severe form of dementia that significantly impedes his ability to communicate.
- Brain scans of "super agers" may reveal how some elderly people never lose memory function.
- Researchers have developed a test that's able to identify cases of Parkinson's Disease and certain forms of dementia with greater than 90 percent accuracy.
- According to the terminally ill, being unable to control your bladder and bowels would be worse than actually dying.
- A new study finds elderly people who eat plenty of fish, lean meat, legumes, nuts, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats may benefit from better brain health.
- Sticking needles in your face and body may deter mild cognitive impairment from developing into full-blown dementia.
Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Dementia is not a single disease, but rather a non-specific illness syndrome in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.