Mental illness and Dementia

Mental illness  (like schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disease) are disorders of the brain. So is dementia. Disorders of the brain can cause problems in one or more of the brain’s three main functions: how we move, think and feel. In the case of dementia, it is “cognition” - the thinking, knowing, problem-solving and judgement function of our brain - that is primarily affected. Dementia and other mental illneses share other important similarities: The family doctor is usually the firs...
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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

You can prevent Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain. https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=science
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Symptoms of dementia

Early symptoms of dementia (sometimes called cognitive impairment) are often mild and may get worse only very gradually. This means you might not notice if you have them, and family and friends may not notice them or take them seriously for some time.In dementia, the brain becomes more damaged and works less well over time. The symptoms of dementia tend to change and become more severe. For this reason, it's important to talk to your GP sooner rather than later if you are worried about memory...
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Prevention Study Introduces Alzheimer’s Retinal Imaging Eye Test

NeuroVision announced its participation in the landmark Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s (or “A4”) clinical trial.  They will be working with investigators at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine (UC San Diego) and the University of Southern California (USC). The purpose of the A4 study is to test whether a new investigational treatment called "solanezumab" can slow or prevent memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s. Beta-amyloid is the main suspect behind Al...
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More Evidence Alzheimer’s is a Type of Diabetes

MEMORY PROBLEMS are an early sign of Alzheimer's. New research directly links these problems to sugar (glucose) deprivation in brain cells. In diabetes, a well-known Alzheimer's risk factor, sugar is blocked from entering cells. How likely does this make the Alzheimer's-sugar-diabetes triangle? (Philadelphia, PA) - One of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease is a decline in glucose levels in the brain. It appears in the early stages of mild cognitive impairment -- before symptoms of ...
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Memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which ...
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