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Increasing blood pressure, especially in middle age, could lead to a smaller brain later in life.

High blood pressure could make your brain shrink over time, according to new research

People with high blood pressure in their 40s, or with a bigger blood pressure change in their late 30s and 40s, were most at risk.
The family of a 91-year-old woman with dementia is suing her old nursing home over a video showing employees mocking her.

A Snapchat video shows Illinois nursing home aides taunting a 91-year-old patient with dementia

The video, uploaded last December, shows 91-year-old Margaret Collins waving away a hospital gown as the employees tossed it on top of her.

Singapore’s first-of-its-kind dementia care village will be built with 10 bungalows in Sembawang

The upcoming dementia care village will provide residents a "safe, home-like" environment where they are assisted to live independently.
A man sits in his room in a senior living facility.

A drug for treating prostate cancer has been linked with increased risk of dementia, study finds

The study of more than 150,000 men found a link between the degenerative diseases and a treatment drug called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).
Chinese elder who suffers from senile dementia plays with a doll as a treatment to remind her of the old days at the Cihui Rehabilitation Center for the Aged on September 2, 2005 in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province, China.

Nursing homes are giving Alzheimer’s patients baby dolls as a form of therapy

Pearl’'s Memory Babies, a nonprofit group based in Kentucky, was launched after its founder saw the lasting effect a doll had on her mother-in-law.
Doctors should consider alternative treatments to anticholinergic medications when possible.

A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them

Anticholinergic drugs work by blocking a specific brain chemical involved in muscle contractions. Their risks may be greater in middle age and beyond.

NUS researchers invent blood test that could potentially detect Alzhiemer’s even before clinical symptoms appear

The blood test is said to be highly sensitive and has the ability to provide an accurate diagnosis that is comparable to brain PET imaging.

82,000 people in Singapore today have dementia – and 3 in 4 feel ashamed and rejected because of the illness

The number of dementia sufferers in Singapore is expected to go beyond 100,000 by 2030.
An Alzheimer's brain scan.

Bill Gates says there could be a way to predict Alzheimer’s using a voice app that listens for ‘warning signs’

Gates envisions a future where people predict Alzheimer's before symptoms appear using the sound of our voices.
Savina Genoese Zerbi pictured outside the Regency Palms Long Beach care facility.

A woman claims her 84-year-old mother with dementia was locked out of a care facility in the middle of the night

Savina Genoese Zerbi was taken to Regency Palms Long Beach, California, after being hospitalized at the College Medical Center in Long Beach.