- One study suggests pre-existing conditions increase risk for dementia by 117 percent.
- Mental and socially engaging activities reduced participants' risk of developing mild cognitive impairment.
- A compound in aged garlic extract may protect the brain against damage caused by environmental stress.
- Dementia is not an inevitable part of aging, so if you exercise, eat right, and play X-Box now and then, you should sail into old age with style.
- Repeating words and substituting "thing" for a more specific term could indicate the slide into dementia.
- HIV-1 begins replicating in the brain as early as four months after infection.
- Age-related memory loss may affect men at a faster pace than women, but it's not always related to the onset of dementia.
- Scientists develop clinical models to predict individuals' risks for mild cognitive impairment.
- Model/TV host B. Smith sat down with TODAY's Al Roker to discuss how she and her husband cope with her Alzheimer's diagnosis.
- Our understanding of the brain has come so far in the last few decades.
- A new technique for cleaning out harmful plaques in the brain has been shown highly effective in mouse models.
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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.