Dementia

Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments
August 21, 2019
Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy -- literally translated as 'self-eating' -- which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.
When it works, this process counteracts neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Huntington's Disease, by getting rid...
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These common drugs may increase dementia risk
June 25, 2019
A common class of drugs that doctors prescribe for a number of conditions — from bladder problems to Parkinson's disease and depression — may increase a person's risk of dementia, a large new study concludes.
New research by sci...
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Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study
April 18, 2019
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
A common feature of these diseases -- collectively known as neurodeg...
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