Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017.
Doctors have gradually come to realize that people who survive a serious brush with death in the intensive care unit are likely to develop potentially serious problems with their memory and thinking processes.
As psychiatrists treating an aging population, we frequently face the daunting challenges of managing medically complex and behaviorally unstable patients whose fragile condition tests the brightest among us.
We like to think of our brains as something set apart from our bodies. Biologically though, the way you feed your body affects your brain as well. The brain requires certain nutrients to function smoothly...
Being exposed to air pollution could raise the risk of developing dementia by up to 40 percent, scientists have found in a study.
Diagnosing and treating depression in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or with dementia presents special challenges, but doing so can improve the quality of their lives as well as the lives of their caregivers and, in the case of MCI, might even delay progression to dementia.
Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.
To drink or not to drink when it comes to your health really depends on a few important factors, including how much you imbibe and what health issues you’re concerned about.
The brain has an internal drain which needs to be kept clear to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists believe.
Researchers at University College London (UCL) have discovered a combination of sleep, exercise and a small amount of alcohol...
You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead?