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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.
WWJ reporter Mike Campbell

A reporter covered a story on a missing 89-year-old with dementia and ended up finding the woman

WWJ reporter Mike Campbell found 89-year-old Barbara Kasler walking down a street in Shelby Township, Michigan, hours after she was reported missing.

There’s even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

If you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight, and have more energy during the day, researchers advise trying a plant-based or Mediterranean diet.
Dementia is a term used for symptoms like confusion, memory loss, mood changes, and personality changes.

This is what it’s like to care for someone with dementia

There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. Here's what it's like for the people taking care of them.
A neck scan could help determine those most at risk of dementia.

A 5-minute neck scan could spot dementia 10 years before symptoms appear, according to research

There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. A new test could identify those most at risk by measuring their pulse intensity.
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15 common misconceptions and surprising realities about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

There are about 50 million people living with dementia in the world, but there are still many misconceptions about what causes the symptoms. Here are some of the surprising facts about the diseases that cause dementia, and how they affect someone.
A movie theater replica features films that were shown on the big screen in the 1950s.

Fake 1950s-era towns are popping up across the US to help dementia patients — take a look

5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and the number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. A San Diego-based nonprofit is creating faux towns resembling the '50s and '60s, which can help with patients' quality of life and cognitive function. The first Town Square has opened outside San Diego.