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serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely

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Yet for every pound spent on dementia care, a fraction of a penny is spent on research into defeating the condition.
Using this data and the brain scans, they matched a definitive diagnosis of the sleep disorder with a definite diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies five times more often than they could match risk factors, such as loss of brain volume, now used to aid in the diagnosis.
Therefore, if you or someone you know is seeking support in dealing with the care of a person with LBD or someone with LBD who has passed, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is here to help.
The Government has a great opportunity to use today's summit to formulate a national dementia research strategy, offering hope to the 700,000 people in the UK who live with dementia.
BOSTON -- Atrial fibrillation may be a significant cause of dementia, based on links between the two disorders in a study of 37,000 people.
Dementia rates rose sharply as people got older, the researchers report in the October PLoSMedicine.
Costs were analyzed for 678 patients with a diagnosis of vascular dementia, 1,722 with Alzheimer's disease, 957 with other dementias, and 16,741 age- and gender-matched nondemented subjects, of whom 2,718 had cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Dementia developed in a patient with widespread neurologic manifestations; she died within 5 months.
Something we should carefully consider when caring for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias is the surroundings.
But it's too early to conclude that statins prevent dementia until clinical trials randomly assign people to take either statins or a placebo and wait to see who gets Alzheimer's.
Rational Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
About Lewy Body Dementia Association The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Lewy body dementias (LBD), promoting scientific advances, and supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers.
Richard O'Brien said at a meeting on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias sponsored by Johns Hopkins University.
Scientists had previously connected high homocysteine concentrations to heart disease and stroke, maladies associated a heightened risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Families, professionals and persons with early Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are invited to participate in a day-long conference on March 24, 2007, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 W.