In the absence of guidelines or training regarding sexual expression in long-term care homes, most staff are 'just winging it' on potentially sensitive issues.
'Dementia friendly' communities seek to support people with memory loss, recognize them as equals, celebrate their contributions and enable them to live with purpose in welcoming communities.
A neuroscientist and a clinician watched two new films about dementia. They recognised what they saw.
In our new study, we've found the majority of news stories are failing to cover potential downsides of early detection tests. This could be perpetuating the problem of overdiagnosis.
If so, it's just one lifestyle risk among many others.
It was first officially described 115 years ago, but we still do not have a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The human brain is extremely complex, and Alzheimer’s is its most complex disease.
The final piece in the dementia puzzle is at the door.
Because dementia patients are more likely to acquire COVID-19, and because so many live in close-quarter facilities – like nursing homes – it's critical to vaccinate them as quickly as possible.
The researchers developed a molecule which works to stop toxic proteins from building up in the brain.
In this new study, people who were overweight had fewer brain cells and lower levels of blood flow compared to people of a normal weight.
Increased isolation has worsened symptoms for some, but allowed others to reconnect with old hobbies or learn new skills.
Knowing what cells are more vulnerable could some day help researchers know why these cells are more vulnerable than others.
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
Why tackling in kids rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks.
Brain trauma in sport is a public health crisis. A heading ban should be extended to all children.
Exercise plays an important part in preserving memory throughout our lifetime.
Our gut microbes play a key role in sending and receiving signals that influence the brain.
New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.
Architects need to learn to see dementia not as a disease but as a disability, and shift the design focus to spaces that can help maintain the everyday functions of people with the condition.
A study of a retirement program in China found that people who retired early suffered significant cognitive decline that put them at risk of early onset of dementia.