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Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships. They also lose their ability to solve problems and maintain emotional control, and they may experience personality changes and behavioral problems, such as agitation, delusions, and hallucinations.
Study finds an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Study finds an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Study sheds new light on age-related neurodegenerative disorders

Study sheds new light on age-related neurodegenerative disorders

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

New genetic evidence points to novel therapies for “silent” stroke

New genetic evidence points to novel therapies for “silent” stroke

Nutritional supplement may reduce the risk of strokes caused by a rare genetic disorder

Nutritional supplement may reduce the risk of strokes caused by a rare genetic disorder

Processed meat consumption associated with increased risk of dementia

Processed meat consumption associated with increased risk of dementia

Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's

Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's

Two new Alzheimer’s genes discovered

Two new Alzheimer’s genes discovered

New signaling pathway prevents the overproduction of RNA-protein complexes

New signaling pathway prevents the overproduction of RNA-protein complexes

Neuronal and glial circuits form loosely coupled super-network within the brain

Neuronal and glial circuits form loosely coupled super-network within the brain

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Ancestral backgrounds can influence Alzheimer's disease risk, finds study

Ancestral backgrounds can influence Alzheimer's disease risk, finds study

TBI: Increased levels of immune cells promote inflammation that may worsen brain damage

TBI: Increased levels of immune cells promote inflammation that may worsen brain damage

Researchers discover genetic risk factor for stroke

Researchers discover genetic risk factor for stroke

Study shows how AFV3-109 protein with slipknot structure folds and unfolds based on temperature

Study shows how AFV3-109 protein with slipknot structure folds and unfolds based on temperature

KAIST researchers identify mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

KAIST researchers identify mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

Anti-diarrhea drug could be used to induce cell death in glioblastoma cell lines

Anti-diarrhea drug could be used to induce cell death in glioblastoma cell lines

New model shows how the brain uses "gating" phenomenon to control information

New model shows how the brain uses "gating" phenomenon to control information

Study examines impacts of widespread ocean pollution on human health

Study examines impacts of widespread ocean pollution on human health

Researchers identify promising treatments for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify promising treatments for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease