How important is oral health in dementia?

Oral Health in dementia Oral health is often somewhat overlooked when talking about dementia. Obviously, dental health is important but what is the relevance for dementia? There is increasing scientific evidence showing that oral health can not only have an effect on general brain health but more importantly dementia progression and even mortality. Based on … Continue reading How important is oral health in dementia?

Rare Dementia Series – Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia

Many people will have never heard of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia but it is, in my opinion, one of the most devastating dementias. The reason for its devastating status is that this type of dementia changes people’s personality and behaviour drastically. Most of us will be familiar with behavioural symptoms in dementia, which for many … Continue reading Rare Dementia Series – Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia

Rare dementia series – Posterior Cortical Atrophy

We often talk more about the common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia, which, together, account for ~70-80% of all people with dementia. The remaining ~20-30% of dementia get often overlooked and are therefore also commonly under-recognised or plainly misunderstood. Time to change that. In this series, we are going to … Continue reading Rare dementia series – Posterior Cortical Atrophy

2020 vision – Dementia Science review of the last year

The last year was clearly dominated by COVID-19, not only on a personal but also a scientific level. The focus on COVID-19 science and that we all seem to be these days expert epidemiologists and virologists, somewhat blinkered other scientific advances – including in dementia science. Of course, many dementia scientific studies had to stop … Continue reading 2020 vision – Dementia Science review of the last year