Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Residential care community characteristics vary by dementia prevalence

(HealthDay)—Residential care communities (RCCs) with a high proportion of residents diagnosed with dementia have a higher prevalence of depression and need for assistance with activities of daily living, according to a ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's and dementia: Understand wandering and how to address it

Wandering and becoming lost is common among people with Alzheimer's disease or other disorders causing dementia. This behavior can happen in the early stages of dementia—even if the person has never wandered in the past.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Living with dementia in a virtual world: hope for the future

With much of the U.K. just emerging from its second coronavirus 'lockdown' into new tiers, the amount of social contact we are able to have is still limited. Among the worst affected are people living in the country's care ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Blood test may accurately predict Alzheimer's: study

Scientists said Monday they had developed a way of predicting if patients will develop Alzheimer's disease by analysing their blood, in what experts hailed as a potential "gamechanger" in the fight against the debilitating ...

Neuroscience

Brain's 'speedometer' could help solve part of dementia puzzle

Nearly one million people in the UK have dementia. People living with the most common form, Alzheimer's disease, can experience difficulties working out where they are, meaning they often get lost even in familiar environments. ...

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