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Recent news on Dementia – March 2012

In recent weeks there have been several interesting reports on research into dementia dealing with the effects of diet and exercise on memory. Here are some links:

The language used about memory and memory loss can be confusing to the lay person. I also came across these helpful definitions from the Alzheimer’s Society:

  • What is dementia? “The term ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms which can include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease.”
  • What is Alzheimer’s disease? “Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. … [It] is a physical disease affecting the brain. During the course of the disease, protein ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ develop in the structure of the brain, leading to the death of brain cells. People with Alzheimer’s also have a shortage of some important chemicals in their brain. These chemicals are involved with the transmission of messages within the brain.”
  • Mild cognitive impairment “Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a relatively recent term, used to describe people who have some problems with their memory but do not actually have dementia.”

Finally, some more relatively recent news items from the BBC:

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