Dementia

Common Name(s)

Dementia

Dementia is not a disease, but is a term that describes a loss of cognitive functioning, such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning, and behavioral abilities to the extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life. Many conditions cause dementia and symptoms may vary depending on the cause. However, common symptoms include memory loss, difficulty communicating, difficulty planning and organizing, difficulty with motor functions, personality changes, disorientation, paranoia, inability to reason and inappropriate behavior. A physician can diagnose dementias after taking into account medical history and performance on a number of tests such as cognitive and neuropsychological tests, brain scans, blood tests, and psychiatric evaluation. Most types of dementia cannot be cured, however medication and occupational therapy can be used to manage symptoms.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Dementia" for support, advocacy or research.

Logo
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center was established by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to provide information to health professionals, patients and their families and the public about Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders.

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

View Details
Logo
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Dementia" for support, advocacy or research.

Logo
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center was established by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to provide information to health professionals, patients and their families and the public about Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

View Details
Logo
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

http://www.theaftd.org

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Dementia" returned 5640 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Quantitative comorbidity risk assessment of dementia in Taiwan: A population-based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Chun-Hung Richard Lin, Jui-Hsiu Tsai, Shihn-Sheng Wu, Yang-Pei Chang, Yen-Hsia Wen, Jain-Shing Liu, For-Wey Lung

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(15):e0298.

 

Dementia is one of the most burdensome illnesses in elderly populations worldwide. However, the literature about multiple risk factors for dementia is scant.To develop a simple, rapid, and appropriate predictive tool for the clinical quantitative assessment of multiple risk factors ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Analysis of the linguistic profile in down syndrome using the arizona battery for communication disorders of dementia - a pilot study.
 

Author(s): Cláudia Lopes Carvalho, Ariella Fornachari Ribeiro Belan, Leila Regina de Castro, Márcia Radanovic

Journal:

 

To characterize the linguistic profile of adults and elderly with Down Syndrome (DS) using the Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia (ABCD).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Validation of the Spanish version of the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale for older people with dementia.
 

Author(s): María Carmen Saucedo Figueredo, Juan Carlos Morilla Herrera, Mercedes San Alberto Giraldos, Inmaculada López Leiva, Álvaro León Campos, Celia Martí García, Silvia García Mayor, Shakira Kaknani Uttumchandani, José Miguel Morales Asencio

Journal:

 

To adapt the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale (EdFED) for use in a Spanish-speaking population and to assess its validity and reliability in patients with dementia.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Dementia" returned 941 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A scoping review of crisis teams managing dementia in older people.
 

Author(s): Amy Streater, Donna Maria Coleston-Shields, Jennifer Yates, Miriam Stanyon, Martin Orrell

Journal:

 

Research on crisis teams for older adults with dementia is limited. This scoping review aimed to 1) conduct a systematic literature review reporting on the effectiveness of crisis interventions for older people with dementia and 2) conduct a scoping survey with dementia crisis teams ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Mindfulness training for psychological stress in family caregivers of persons with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Zheng Liu, Qian-Lin Chen, Yu-Ying Sun

Journal:

 

Caring for a relative with dementia is extremely challenging; conventional interventions may not be highly effective or easily available on some occasions. This study aimed to explore the efficacy of mindfulness training in improving stress-related outcomes in family caregivers of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Nose-to-Brain Delivery of Peptide Drugs Enhanced by Coadministration of Cell-penetrating Peptides: Therapeutic Potential for Dementia.
 

Author(s): Noriyasu Kamei

Journal: Yakugaku Zasshi. 2017 ;137(10):1247-1253.

 

Recent reports suggest that peptide drugs such as insulin have the potential to serve as therapeutics in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. However, the transport of these drugs to the therapeutic target, the brain, is significantly hindered by the blood-brain ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Hand Grasping Techniques on Eliciting the Grasp Reflex in Patients With Dementia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dementia

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2016

Go to URL
Digital Reminiscence for People With Dementia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dementia

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2018

Go to URL