Dementia patients are often the perpetrators and often the victims of abuse. Research also shows that a medical history of head injury can more than double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in some populations, even after many years.
From aggressive patients with Alzheimer's to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
Reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen, left, from Norway, and American challenger Fabiano Caruana will face off in the World Chess Championship, which begins Nov. 9 in London.
With the World Chess Championship set to begin Nov. 9 in London, Alexey Root, who teaches online courses about chess in education, tackles some myths and unknowns about the royal game.
A new study funded by the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation will investigate the use of learning technologies such as streaming media for people with dementia and those at risk.
Higher education for seniors shows promise – for combatting social isolation, increasing well-being and delaying the onset, or slowing the progression, of dementia.
New review finds that over 150 papers strongly support the view that herpes simplex plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
People with dementia experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes.
With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
Ted Turner and former wife Jane Fonda, picture in 1991, when the high-profile couple were dating.
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Media pioneer Ted Turner's announcement that he has Lewy body dementia brings the illness into the spotlight, which is rare. A neurologist explains why it's hard to even get a correct diagnosis.
Trials for new Alzheimer's drugs have been failing a lot, lately. But it may be premature to abandon these drugs altogether.
People with dementia often experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes.
Because of their sedative effect, antipsychotic medications are often used – in fact they are over-used – to "manage" people with dementia. This is against clinical guidelines.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease presents unique challenges, when a patient is still working or parenting children.The personality changes involved can result in job loss or divorce before a diagnosis is made.
Alzheimer's disease affects many people under the age of 65. The 'young-onset' version of the disease is often misdiagnosed as depression or dismissed as a midlife crisis.
Thinking ability declines with age in those with dementia.
Have you noticed your thinking ability drops during winter and spring? A new study of healthy adults and dementia patients found cognitive function declines in the colder months.
Other cultures view dementia differently. Could they help us be better caregivers?
More than 16 million people in the U.S. take care of people with dementia. Could we learn something from how other cultures view dementia as more of a social disease rather than a lonely one?
For people with dementia, problems performing certain tasks can be a warning sign of difficulty managing financial tasks, according to new research.
Genetic testing is available to people who want to know if they carry a variant of a gene that confers susceptibility for Alzheimer’s. But knowing whether to get tested is hard.
Alzheimer's is not only the third leading cause of death in the U.S. but also the most dreaded diagnosis. Genetic testing can help determine susceptibility, but knowing whether to test isn't easy.
Increasing risk does not mean it’s predetermined.
Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
Alzheimer's drug development tends to focus on protein aggregates in the brain. Perhaps that's why they've all failed.
HIV becomes dormant in the body and can hide in brain cells.
Joseph Lebowitz, Dr. Min Lin, and Dr. Habibeh Khoshboue
While drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can still lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for brain disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
Not all types of dementia start in the elderly, or with memory loss.
Frontotemporal dementia typically affects people under 65 and is about more than memory loss – this is what to look out for.
‘I’m still me inside’.
Comics often portray those with dementia as abnormal or less than human.
Lifestyle factors such as meditation can change our brain for the better.
How can exercise, meditation and hypnosis change our brains and potentially prevent disease?
DNA testing has its risks, including that you don’t know who will own your genetic data.
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Online genetic testing promises many things. Some are the stuff of fantasy, while others, even if scientifically feasible, still carry risks. Consider these five things before ordering a test.