APOE4 Gene And The Risk For Dementia

Someone who is interested in dementia, might have read the name APOE4 online. APOE refers to Apolipoprotein E gene, a particular gene responsible for creating a protein that carries cholesterol and other fats in our bloodstream. This gene is considered to be one of the main causes of early-onset dementia and dementia with a genetic…

How Is Dementia Portrayed In Movies?

Movies can be a powerful medium to convey meaning, feelings, experiences and to tell a story. Dementia affects an incredible amount of people and their families, and it is thus not surprising that many movies have been made in the past exploring dementia and how it affects people. But are these movies giving a truthful…

Dementia and Television

Anyone who has visited a nursing home or a long-term facility sometime will surely have noticed a feature that is virtually always present: television.   Television is one of the most common leisure activities for people of all ages, with those over 65 spending an average 3.8 hours per day in the USA. Even residents…

What is Dementia With Lewy Bodies?

Dementia is an umbrella term, under which we can find numerous different types of syndromes and diseases. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, estimated to account for up to 80% of total cases, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but AD is by no means the only type of dementia.…