What is dementia? The word refers to a mental decline in two or more core areas of brain function—including memory, judgment, communication, or language—that interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life. Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to
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What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain.
Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain
A recent study (Neurology, April 15) suggests that older adults who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may be more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at a younger age than those without SDB. MCI is a condition in which memory and thinking impairment is greater than normal age-related changes,