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Statins could cut dementia risk by 25 percent

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:17

Scientists have revealed that statins drugs can slash the risk of dementia by a quarter.

Regular aerobic exercise may prevent dementia

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 09:35

Take up regular aerobic exercise to slow down the advance of dementia and other signs of cognitive decline, a study suggests.

White matter inextricably linked with cognitive health

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 12:08

Researchers have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome.

Running and cardio when young help preserve memory, thinking skills in middle age

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 12:13

Running and cardio activities in young adulthood could help preserve memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study.

`Sewing machine` idea gives insight into Alzheimer`s origins

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 16:12

Researchers have developed a new imaging technique inspired by the humble sewing machine which provides fresh insight into the origins of Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s disease.

Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 18:58

Diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure in in middle age can significantly increase the risk of brain damage which could lead to problems like dememtia and memory loss later in life.

New treatment could halt progression of Alzheimer`s disease

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:36

Researchers have discovered a way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau.

Men with lower IQ and poor cardiovascular fitness during teens at higher risk of early dementia

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:45

Men, who at the age of 18, have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age of 60, according to a new study.

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