Dementia

Inappropriate medication given to more than half of elderly patients with dementia, says study

Inappropriate medication given to more than half of elderly patients with dementia, says study

The prescription of two or more inappropriate medications was associated with a higher chance of at least one fall-related injury and at least one episode of hospitalization.

Oct 08, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
High BP in 40s may put women at increased dementia risk

High BP in 40s may put women at increased dementia risk

Women who have high blood pressure in their 40s are 73 percent more likely to develop dementia than women who have stable normal blood pressure.

Oct 06, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Losing sense of smell may signal onset of dementia in older adults, says study

Losing sense of smell may signal onset of dementia in older adults, says study

Researchers noted five years after the initial test, almost all of the study subjects who were unable to name a single scent had been diagnosed with dementia.

Oct 01, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts

India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts

Dementia affects an estimated 50 million people globally and in India, the number is estimated to be 3.7 to four million.

Sep 21, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
World Alzheimer's Day: What's normal and what isn't, other symptoms and prevention tips

World Alzheimer's Day: What's normal and what isn't, other symptoms and prevention tips

September 21 is observed as World Alzheimer's Day with an aim to raise awareness about the most common cause of dementia – with AD being its most common form.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:07 AM IST
Japan restaurant lets dementia patients serve customers to raise awareness ahead of World Alzheimer's Day

Japan restaurant lets dementia patients serve customers to raise awareness ahead of World Alzheimer's Day

 Japan is a global frontrunner in confronting dementia, the cost of which has been estimated at one percent of the world’s gross domestic product.

Sep 18, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults!

Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults!

A new research has claimed that older adults who don't get a good night's sleep are at higher risk of developing dementia.

Aug 24, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

The study, published in the journal Age & Ageing, showed that current smoking was associated with an approximately 60 per cent increased risk of developing frailty.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Run as much as you can to avert dementia

Run as much as you can to avert dementia

Young rats with access to a running wheel show improved memory later in life and increased activity of neurons generated in adulthood, found a study.

Aug 16, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
People with fluctuating blood pressure more prone to dementia

People with fluctuating blood pressure more prone to dementia

Experts say, daily variation in blood pressure may cause changes in brain’s structure contributing to development of dementia.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:06 PM IST
Can moderate drinking keep dementia at bay?

Can moderate drinking keep dementia at bay?

While drinking alcohol in excess is associated with many health hazards, new research has found that older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:38 PM IST
This is how regular physical activity can help prevent dementia – Read

This is how regular physical activity can help prevent dementia – Read

In the study, physical exercise led to stable cerebral choline concentrations in the training group, whereas choline levels increased in the control group.

Jul 23, 2017, 12:45 PM IST
Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.

Jul 20, 2017, 22:30 PM IST
Scientists discover mechanism that may prevent death of cells

Scientists discover mechanism that may prevent death of cells

The UK's University of Sheffield scientists identified that tuning up the activity pathway of the DNA's natural repair toolkit ? which normally helps to restore breakages in genetic material - could help to prevent the death of nerve cells which trigger neurological diseases.

Jul 19, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Eating oranges, grapefruit daily can reduce risk of dementia among the elderly: Study

Eating oranges, grapefruit daily can reduce risk of dementia among the elderly: Study

Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan have found that daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter.

Jul 09, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
'Brain training' app may improve memory

'Brain training' app may improve memory

Cognitive training has shown some benefits, such as speed of attentional processing, for patients with aMCI, but training packages are typically repetitive and boring, affecting patients' motivation. 

Jul 03, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
Walking slow indicator of dementia, says study

Walking slow indicator of dementia, says study

Scientists who found that older adults who experience a slowing gait also suffered shrinkage of a part of the brain linked with memory and spatial orientation.

Jul 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
Chronic pain may increase dementia risk in elderly

Chronic pain may increase dementia risk in elderly

The study, led by researchers from the University of California San Francisco, showed that people who suffer from chronic pain tend to have diminished attention capacity and impaired memory. 

Jun 06, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
This new app may improve lives of dementia patients!

This new app may improve lives of dementia patients!

Dementia is a group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.

Jun 01, 2017, 18:54 PM IST
This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

The new device reads the brain signals, converts them into motion and thus helps the stroke patients to retrain their brains to move their paralysed hands.

May 27, 2017, 21:03 PM IST