Dementia is no longer open for submissions, but we welcome your contribution to other relevant Frontiers specialty sections.
While this specialty section has now closed, its archive of articles represents its aim to contribute to the understanding of the biological basis of normal and disordered human behavior and cognition. The latter remains an elusive goal that is best tackled with a multi- and cross-disciplinary approach. Progress in the elucidation of the mechanisms underlying dementia over the past two to three decades has shown unequivocally that this requires a carefully maintained balance between a narrow focus on critical issues, and awareness of key developments in the generative sciences that, at times, appear far removed, but which can spark rapid improvements in understanding and innovative applications. Dementia took on this challenge by welcoming contributions from diverse fields offering converging opportunities to ignite both conceptual as well as technologically innovative advances in the field of dementia research and clinical practice, with a promising impact in this increasingly challenging and rapidly moving field.
Dementia was a forum to represent and exchange ideas and hypotheses, conceptual developments, rigorous and original clinical observations, novel formulations and substantive progress toward transformative translational applications and innovation in this vast, challenging, and high-impact field, with ample repercussions among the generative sciences, clinical medicine and public health.