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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 links gut hormone to Parkinson’s dementia

Study links gut hormone to Parkinson’s dementia

Metabolite of dietary soy may decrease key risk factor for dementia

Metabolite of dietary soy may decrease key risk factor for dementia

Gene variations that regulate dopamine levels may influence the mobility of elders

Gene variations that regulate dopamine levels may influence the mobility of elders

Vacuolar Tauopathy: New, rare genetic form of dementia discovered

Vacuolar Tauopathy: New, rare genetic form of dementia discovered

Understanding beta-cell growth mechanisms may help treat metabolic diseases

Understanding beta-cell growth mechanisms may help treat metabolic diseases

Study reveals over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage

Study reveals over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels during aging

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels during aging

Rare disorder of fat metabolism can cause chronic hyperreaction of the immune system

Rare disorder of fat metabolism can cause chronic hyperreaction of the immune system

Study sheds light on inner workings of the human heart

Study sheds light on inner workings of the human heart

Aspirin may increase risk of disease progression in older adults with advanced cancer

Aspirin may increase risk of disease progression in older adults with advanced cancer

West Virginia University performs revolutionary Alzheimer's treatment

West Virginia University performs revolutionary Alzheimer's treatment

Gut dysbiosis in people with Huntington's disease may offer a potential target for future treatment

Gut dysbiosis in people with Huntington's disease may offer a potential target for future treatment

Specific protein found at high levels in the blood of people with early signs of Alzheimer's

Specific protein found at high levels in the blood of people with early signs of Alzheimer's

Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Study validates new pharmacological target for Alzheimer’s disease

Study validates new pharmacological target for Alzheimer’s disease

Genes and cardiovascular health contribute to a person's dementia risk

Genes and cardiovascular health contribute to a person's dementia risk

Study: High levels of iron in the blood can prevent age-related damage

Study: High levels of iron in the blood can prevent age-related damage

New link found between impaired brain energy metabolism and delirium

New link found between impaired brain energy metabolism and delirium

TMEM106B gene reveals the causes of neurodegenerative diseases

TMEM106B gene reveals the causes of neurodegenerative diseases

Study may help design effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

Study may help design effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease