Keeping mentally, physically and socially active helps people with dementia maintain their brain and thinking. But in lockdown, when people with dementia did less, this can lead to a decline.
PET scans using a special tracer can pick up ‘tau tangles’ in the brain.
New diagnostic tool for dementia could improve early detection.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helped to reduce plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease.
More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
The Attica uprising marked a milestone in the prisoners’ rights movement. Many of the grievances aired in 1971 are still relevant to today’s incarcerated population.
Poor hearing was associated with almost double the risk of dementia.
It seems as though every other week there’s a study telling us coffee is good for us, or it’s bad for us. Here’s what to make of this new piece of research.
Clinical trials of the drug have shown mixed results.
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.