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Understanding Dementia

Possible Connections Between Dementia and Diabetes

May 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Although there is no cure for dementia, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk for developing dementia. Research suggests that some chronic conditions can cause the risk of developing dementia to increase. One condition that has been studied in relation to dementia is diabetes.

Brain Donation and Dementia

What is brain donation, why does it matter for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and how can someone get involved? 

Types of Dementia: Lewy Body Dementia

April 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia in which abnormal proteins, called Lewy bodies deposit in the brain. The protein deposits cause areas of the brain to stop working correctly.

Types of Dementia: Frontotemporal Dementia

March 5, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

In this series, we are exploring the most common types or causes of memory loss and dementia. Frontotemporal dementia is one of those causes of dementia that is seen quite frequently, and is the most common type of dementia for individuals under age 60.

Types of Dementia: Vascular Dementia

February 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

In this series, we are exploring the most common types or causes of memory loss and dementia. Vascular dementia is one of those causes of dementia that is seen quite frequently.

Recognizing the signs of dementia

January 8, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Dementia includes much more than memory loss. Brain changes can cause other problems like trouble with language, communication, focus, and reasoning. While memory loss is certainly something to look out for, there are other symptoms that could also mean a person might have dementia.

What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

January 8, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a scary word that people don’t always understand. It is well known that dementia includes memory loss, but it can also include things like loss of reasoning or judgement, difficulty using language, and challenges in communicating effectively.