- Early signs of dementia are hard to catch, but as a person developing it loses touch with social context, their sense of humor may reflect brain changes.
- A genetic marker for Alzheimer's disease may also influence the risk of later-life depression.
- The widow of Robin Williams said Tuesday in a TV interview that "Lewy body dementia” killed her actor husband, who committed suicide on Aug. 11, 2014.
- A long-term aerobic exercise program beginning in mid-life may prevent structural deterioration in the brain occurring in old age, suggests a new study.
- A new, non-invasive procedure of imaging the brain will allow us to learn more about how Alzheimer's, dementia, and brain tumors work.
- What's happening in the brain to make a zombie act so zombie-like?
- The public has a few misconceptions about aging and dementia, and some of them are harmful.
- Drugs like Valium and Xanax are linked to an increased risk of dementia if used for too long.
- Delirium affects many elderly ICU patients, so diagnosing it quickly and accurately makes a huge difference.
- Low levels of vitamin D may accelerate cognitive decline in the areas of episodic memory and executive function among older adults: study.
- Researchers developed a therapy to clear a “traffic jam” in brain cell nuclei, caused by a genetic mutation that is linked to ALS and dementia.
- Despite finding incidence of dementia is leveling off in some parts of the world, the condition remains "the most critical social and health challenge."
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.