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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 a link between progression of Alzheimer’s disease and corpuscles in cell nuclei

Study finds a link between progression of Alzheimer’s disease and corpuscles in cell nuclei

Brain study provides new insights on dementia

Brain study provides new insights on dementia

Naked mole rats' unique DNA repair mechanism helps prevent cancers, dementia

Naked mole rats' unique DNA repair mechanism helps prevent cancers, dementia

Developing computational tools to illuminate how genetic factors impact the brain

Developing computational tools to illuminate how genetic factors impact the brain

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Study shows why “the brain's memory center” is vulnerable to damage, degeneration

Study shows why “the brain's memory center” is vulnerable to damage, degeneration

Gene expression signatures underlying microglia linked with amyloid plaque phagocytosis

Gene expression signatures underlying microglia linked with amyloid plaque phagocytosis

Study defines genetic positions associated with the progression of Parkinson’s disease

Study defines genetic positions associated with the progression of Parkinson’s disease

Study shows how tau aggregates promote Alzheimer’s disease

Study shows how tau aggregates promote Alzheimer’s disease

Study shows that neural stem cells age quickly

Study shows that neural stem cells age quickly

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