Dementia & Memory News & Research

Although not intended to be a complete compendium of every new story published, this page will present curated articles of importance in dementia & memory disorders news & research.

Dementia is an umbrella term for more than 200 progressive conditions that affect the brain, with the four most common being Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia

Starting October 2019, this area will include the "Big 4" areas of dementia as listed above. Please check the resources page and the links below for up to date information and articles.

Check out this important story from CBS 60 Minutes:

     Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)  📅

FTD is the number one form of dementia in Americans under the age of 60. What causes it is unclear, but it attacks the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, which control personality and speech, and it's always fatal. It is not Alzheimer's disease, which degrades the part of the brain responsible for memory.

December 2019