- Researchers developed a new checklist that measures changes in mood, motivation, and social appropriateness as a way to determine cognitive decline.
- A smell test might be able to determine if a person has Alzheimer's.
- Exercising the brain physically and mentally may be one way to keep your mind sharp.
- New study finds that the neurodegenerative disease can also alter eating behavior.
- Two new studies paint the popular blood-thinning drug Warfarin in a new, negative light.
- New research suggests rosacea can slightly increase a person's risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
- Some over-the-counter drugs could increase risk of cognitive impairment in older adults, study finds.
- What characteristics were most desired when it came to death?
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a popular heartburn medication, but they've recently been linked to a higher risk of dementia.
- An aging population means more dementia, but recognizing the risk factors could help reduce incidence.
- Protein clumps, which are thought to be a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, can also be found in the brains of people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent study.
- Pills for anxiety and sleep problems are not linked to increased dementia risk, according to a recent study.
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.