Alzheimer’s and mental illness genes tied to brain changes at birth

Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism can also be seen in the brain scans of newborns, researchers say.

Arthritis drugs may help cure Alzheimer’s

Experts believe drugs for arthritis could also be used to treat dementia.

Diabetes drug `may help Alzheimer’s patients`

In a new study, medical researchers have discovered that a drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in Alzheimer’s brain cells.

New ketone drink may hold key to weight loss, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s

Researchers have come up with a new drink that could not only help you lose weight, but could also treat epilepsy, diabetes and possibly even Alzheimer’s, it has been revealed.

How dementia’s most troubling symptoms can be reduced

Behavior changes are among the most visible, disruptive and distressing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Hormonal contraceptives `may improve cognitive abilities`

Premenopausal use of hormonal contraceptives may improve the cognitive abilities of women in midlife and for years afterward, researchers say.

Fight Dementia with everyday drugs

Everyday medicines like antibiotics, acne pills and other routine treatments that are already in bathroom cabinets could be used in the battle against dementia as developing new drugs is too costly and slow

Diabetes enhances protein level linked to Alzheimer’s-related ageing

Diabetes enhances the development of aging features that may underlie early pathological events in Alzheimer’s.

BP drug may help protect against Alzheimer’s

High blood pressure is one of the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s.

Keeping heart healthy `key to beating Alzheimer’s`

A healthy heart is the key to steer clear of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s - What to believe and what not to!

September 21 marks World’s Alzheimer’s Day. The question is how many of us really know about this disease? People hardly know about this ailment, as it is underrated and not given enough attention.

Alzheimer’s - What to believe and what not to!

September 21 marks World’s Alzheimer’s Day. The question is how many of us really know about this disease? People hardly know about this ailment, as it is underrated and not given enough attention.

Rural people `twice as likely to develop Alzheimer`s`

People who grow up in the countryside may be twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease during old age, as compared to those living in the cities.

Diabetes drug could help fight Alzheimer’s

Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s and it is thought that impaired insulin signalling in the brain could damage nerve cells.

Berry wines may help reduce blood sugar

Anthocyanins content of berry wines may have a positive effect on cognition and overall brain health.

Butter flavoured popcorn may cause Alzheimer’s

DA gives microwave popcorn its distinctive buttery taste and aroma.

Pine cones may help stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks

A new pill, which harnesses a chemical found in pine cones, is tipped to become the first drug that may prove effective in the prevention and delay of Alzheimer’s disease.

Artificial butter flavouring ingredient behind Alzheimer’s

A new study including Indian-origin researchers have raised concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavouring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavour and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products.

Now, a drink to improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients

A simple nutritional drink could have significant benefits on the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer’s, scientists say.

Exercise key in fight against Alzheimer`s

Researchers have revealed the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer`s disease.