A 5-minute neck scan could spot dementia 10 years before symptoms appear, according to research

Olena Yakobchuk / Shutterstock There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. It’s the umbrella term given to the symptoms caused by various diseases — most commonly Alzheimer’s. A new neck scan could help determine those most at risk, according to a new study. The test measures pulse intensity, which is […]

Why the Battle Over Dementia Patients on Death Row? Better Lawyers

Vernon Madison has suffered multiple strokes that have left him blind, with dead brain tissue and urinary incontinence, and unable to walk independently or remember the crime that put him on death row three decades ago. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the state of Alabama can legally kill Madison — who […]

Dementia: Five early warning signs of vascular dementia – including bladder issues

DEMENTIA affects around 850,000 people in the UK, and numbers are increasing. Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of the brain disease. But how do you know if symptoms you are experiencing are signs of dementia? Watch out for these five early warning signs.

Vascular dementia: How do you know if you’re at risk of developing the brain disease?

Dementia is the name given to a group of diseases associated with the decline in functioning of the brain. Vascular dementia is just one type of dementia. There are a number of things which can put someone at risk of developing vascular dementia, some which can be avoided, while others are out of our control. […]

Dementia care: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of related symptoms, associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This may include problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental sharpness, language, understanding, judgement, mood, movement and difficulties carrying out daily activities. There are many different causes of dementia and people often get confused between the difference […]