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Do We Officially Know What Causes Dementia?

Being diagnosed with a progressive condition — or watching a parent neurologically deteriorate, is something that millions experience on a daily basis. It’s a challenging realization, leaving so many confused and frightened. For those who...

Dementia: An Umbrella Term

When you think of ‘dementia’ — what comes to mind? Confusion? Memory Loss? Difficulty planning tasks? Although you’re most certainly correct, today, I think want to clarify the term ‘dementia — because I think it’s...

Could More Lean Protein Really Protect Your Brain?

For those who workout, you know that protein is essential for muscle building and recovery. However, its benefits do not end there. According to researchers from Edith Cowan University, high-protein diets may actually reduce your...

Nearly Half of Caregivers Experience Distress

Millions of unpaid seniors and caregivers spend an average of 26 hours providing care each week. Many of these caregivers began their journey unexpectedly, as a loved one’s diagnosis quickly altered their paths. In many...

A Component of Dementia May Be Reversible

Based on a new study, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have discovered a potential link between cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and dementia. Best of all, the team was able to reverse blood vessel...

Preventing and Treating Vascular Dementia

Here at BrainTest®, we often discuss the latest research surrounding Alzheimer’s, as it is the most common form of dementia. However, vascular dementia is found in approximately 40 percent of brains from individuals living with...

What is Dementia?

People are often confused when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer’s. Unlike Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, dementia is not a specific disease. There are a wide range of conditions that can cause dementia, Alzheimer’s being the...

Is Dementia Hereditary?

It’s a common thought that crosses the minds of loved ones, the moment someone in their family is diagnosed with dementia, will I develop it too? Those who are diagnosed also fear for their children....

Life Expectancy of Dementia Patients

Being diagnosed with dementia is an overwhelming experience. Depending on the cause of one’s dementia, a diagnosis is often unexpected. Just like that, you need to adjust and prepare yourself for the changes ahead. Not...

How to Properly Deal with Dementia

That moment the doctor tells you, I’m sorry, but you have dementia. For both the individual affected and their loved ones, this can come as a shock. Unfortunately, there’s no set manual which suggest how...

Types of Dementia

Dementia is a term that is often used broadly to refer to the loss of cognitive abilities, but there are a number of different forms of dementia. Here, we will outline common forms of dementia,...

Top 8 Dementia Myths & Facts

When it comes to dementia, there are plenty of myths which blur the reality of this disease, creating more questions than answers. Although plenty of research still needs to be conducted, there are some myths...

Difference Between Dementia and Delirium

If you or a loved one are currently suffering from dementia, you have more than likely become familiar with various terms. A common term is delirium, as many dementia patients suffer from periods of confusion....

Vascular Dementia Treatment

Currently, there isn’t a cure for vascular dementia. Once damage has been done to the brain, there isn’t currently any treatments offered to reverse these effects. With that being said, there are treatment options available...

Dementia: Am I at Risk?

Everyone is technically at risk for developing dementia, but some people are at greater risk than others. Here, we will discuss the various known risk factors for developing dementia. Age Age is the most significant...

Dementia Test, Screening & Diagnosis

There are a number of ways that healthcare professionals determine whether a patient suffers from dementia. Because dementia symptoms overlap with a number of other conditions, doctors will likely first work to rule out other...

Dementia Diet and Brain Health Tips

When it comes to an optimal dementia diet, there are two key approaches. The first is following a diet in terms of dementia prevention. The second is a dementia-related diet for those who have already...

Dementia Information

Dementia refers to a group of neurodegenerative brain disorders that can occur for a variety of reasons and that are generally progressive and incurable. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and like...

Dementia Signs & Symptoms

The general signs and symptoms of dementia depend on the type of dementia a patient has. Even those with the same form of dementia can experience different symptoms and degrees of symptoms based on the...

Dementia Stages

There are a number of tools for assessing dementia and categorizing its phases. However, the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) system, an evaluation tool that can be used to determine how severe one’s dementia is, has...

Dementia Treatment & Medication

Though most types of dementia are treatable, they are not generally curable. Exceptions include dementias that occur as a result of a brain tumor or as a side effect of a specific type of drug....

Dementia FAQs

Before one is diagnosed with dementia, they often experience a range of emotions, questioning what’s wrong with them. Once a diagnosis is made, it often creates more questions than it answers. With 47.5 million people...

Dementia Statistics – U.S. & Worldwide Stats

You may personally know someone that’s affected by dementia, perhaps you have been diagnosed and are currently living with a related condition. Although this diagnosis can be frightening, it’s important to understand that you’re not...

Sundowning Effect in Cases of Dementia

If you are currently caring for a loved one with a form of dementia, you may be all too familiar with the sundowning effect in Cases of Dementia. Sundowning itself is not a disease, but a...

What Causes Dementia to Develop?

Since dementia refers to a group of symptoms represented in various diseases, the causes tend to vary. The most common conditions develop due to changes in the brain, causing cells to die more rapidly than...

Why Get Checked for Dementia?

As we age, it’s normal to worry about our memory. With dementia becoming more and more common, even the mildest potential symptoms create anxiety and worry. If you are becoming more forgetful, it’s important to...

Dementia Care & Nursing Tips

If you are a nurse or someone caring for an individual with dementia, it’s important to understand some critical areas regarding care. Personalized care is the most critical factor, as each individual with dementia have...