Dementia

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Treatment options to help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be trialled at New Zealand’s first ...

Symptoms of depression predict dementia

University of Antwerp researchers followed a group of elderly people with mild cognitive problems for a period of four years. ... Full story

Smart Software Supports Outpatient Services for People with Dementia

German researchers have developed a computer-based decision-making tool for GP care ... Full story

Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care

A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. ... Full story

Dementia Care “Ecosystem” to Bring Online Respite to Caregivers

$10 Million Grant to UCSF and UNMC to Offer Education, Support and Care ... Full story

Exploring a Legal and Ethical Gray Area for People with Dementia

Should advance directives enable people with dementia to refuse food and water as a means of hastening their death? Commentaries and a case study examine potential benefits and harms. ... Full story

A new diagnostic tool for dementia diseases

A new diagnostic tool helps clinicians to differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Presented in the doctoral thesis of MD Miguel Ángel Muñoz Ruiz at the University of Eastern Finland, the new method consists of a Disease State Index combining data from multiple sources, and of a Disease State Fingerprint showing the findings in a visual format. ... Full story

Molecular 'scaffold' could hold key to new dementia treatments

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered how a molecular ‘scaffold’ which allows key parts of cells to interact, comes apart in dementia and motor neuron disease, revealing a potential new target for drug discovery. ... Full story

'Dementia Roadmap' developed

A Newcastle University academic led the development of a new online resource to help dementia patients and carers access local support. ... Full story

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