Dementia

Dementia

FAQs on Lewy Body Dementia

Monday, 23 November 2015

The terms Lewy body dementia and Dementia with Lewy bodies are used interchangeably, as are the abbreviations LBD and DLB. 1. What is Lewy body dementia? Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a form of dementia, which is a broad term…

Parkinson’s information for caregivers

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Parkinson’s disease affects the whole family, not just those who are diagnosed. This is especially true if you are the primary caregiver for a spouse, parent or other loved one with the disease. The information on this page provides guidance…

Parkinson’s Psychosis Drug Step Closer to FDA Approval

Monday, 7 September 2015

Acadia Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for its drug Nuplazid (the compound pimavanserin) for the treatment of psychosis associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD)….

10 Lesser-Known Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Monday, 31 August 2015

Before you or a loved one received a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, you may have only been familiar with the tremor symptom. Parkinson’s is different for everyone, and includes both motor and non-motor symptoms. Even after diagnosis, many are not aware…

Music as medicine for the mind

Monday, 20 April 2015

Music is powerful — it moves us physically and emotionally, often transporting us back to a previous place and time. A foot will start to tap along to a beat or tears begin to well up in response to a…

Answering Questions on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia

Monday, 2 June 2014

Our [The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research] May 15 Third Thursdays Webinar touched on the similarities and differences between Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and how researchers are learning from both. Watch the Webinar now on demand. With lots…

xFeed Blog Study: Speaking Two Languages Delays Onset of Dementia

Study: Speaking Two Languages Delays Onset of Dementia

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Recent research shows that speaking a second language may delay the onset of dementia. In a paper published in Neurology earlier this month, researchers wrote that bilingual patients in their study developed dementia 4.5 years later than those who spoke…

Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's

Cognition-targeted Research Catches On

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Cognitive dysfunction is a troublesome reality for many people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Symptoms can range from slowness of thinking or difficulty organizing and sequencing one’s thoughts to memory loss to the eventual onset of dementia Even more troubling…