Lithium is present naturally in many water systems and was once considered an elixir. It has long been used to treat bipolar disorder, but researchers have also started exploring its role in dementia.
The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer's was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.
The rising global prevalence of dementia, particularly in the nursing home population, means aggressive behaviours between residents will increasingly be an issue.
Medication usage has gone through the roof in the last decade.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia. Why don't more people recognize the signs?
When dementia patients use photos and music to produce digital stories about events in their lives, they start to remember. They also face their fears about the disease, and experience happiness.
A society which values people with dementia is one that values people in general – something we should be running towards, not away from.
Brain games, learning languages, rowing? Beware of snake oil salesman claiming we know it all.
A certain amount of cognitive decline with age is inevitable, but there are ways to radically slow this decline.
Tough events are tough on the brain.
Many case of dementia can be avoided, and it's never too early to start taking preventative action.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Neuroscientists have struggled to explain whether certain types of memory involve distinct parts of the brain. Now a study suggests it's mainly down to pathways in the brain's white matter.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
The sexuality of persons living with dementia is demonized by media and ignored by clinical guidelines. But sexuality is fundamental to being human and vital to a humane culture of residential care.
Activities that engage your brain, such as learning a new language and completing crosswords, as well as having high levels of social interaction, can reduce your risk of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, but treatments are still far from successful in clinical trials. Here is what we know about the disease, and what is yet to be uncovered.
Theresa May's U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.
What does dementia feel like?