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Alzheimer's disease: Ten signs and symptoms

How do you tell if and when a person's forgetfulness becomes serious and should be checked?

'The Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

'The Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

Charmian Carr, who is known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in "The Sound of Music", has died. She was 73.

Can a Facebook app aid Alzheimer's caregivers?

To help bring some order in the lives of such Alzheimer's caregivers a team of US researchers is to test if a Facebook web app could be of help.

Acupuncture may cure pre-dementia symptoms

The researchers trawled Western and Chinese research databases for relevant trials comparing acupuncture and medical treatment that had been published up to July 2015.

Moderate physical activity can prevent dementia

 An increase in physical activity can prevent new cases of dementia globally each year, a new study has revealed.

This leukemia drug may treat dementia, Parkinson's disease

This statement comes on the basis of a small study which says that this drug has the potential to improve motor and congnitive functions in dementia and Parkinson's patients.

Regular exercise keeps brain active, reduces risk of dementia!

One should always indulge in physical activities as it will help them stay fit, energetic and also lead a healthy lifestyle.

Watch: Consuming seafood lessens risk of age-related memory loss

Weekly consumption of such food reduces the risk of developing age-related memory loss to a considerable level.

Start doing yoga, meditation to reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease

A new research suggests that doing yoga and meditation regularly could be a simple, safe and low-cost solution to improving brain fitness.

This smartphone game may help fight dementia early!

This smartphone game may help fight dementia early!

Experts say that this newly-created game may help determine how dementia affects the brain and it might also bring some new approaches of detecting the disease at an early stage.

Worsening depression, a predictor of dementia

The study included 3325 adults aged 55 and over, who all had symptoms of depression but no symptoms of dementia at the start of the study. 

New genes responsible for stroke, dementia discovered

 A team of US researchers has found a new set of genes that may be responsible for stroke and dementia -- the two most common and disabling neurological conditions.

Tooth loss linked to cognitive impairment, dementia

 We are often ignorant about loss of teeth but preserving oral health can benefit you in a longer run. According to researchers, loss of teeth is linked to increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia in adults.

New cancer drug candidate may treat Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.

Regular sex can help the elderly fight off dementia

The participants were also given a sequence of numbers with one missing and handed the task of completing the pattern.

Dementia risk in US lowest among Asian Americans: Study

In between were Latinos and Pacific Islanders with an average annual rate of 19.6 cases per 1,000, and Whites with 19.3 per 1,000.

Declining weight during ageing linked to cognitive impairment

People having a greater weight loss during ageing are at an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which affects the memory, language, thinking and judging capacity of an individual, says a new study.

Anxiety, sleeping pills don't put you at increased dementia risk

A new study has suggested that taking drugs for anxiety and sleep problems is not associated with an increased dementia.

Driving cuts dementia risk

The use of car can also make the difference for many pensioners without good public transport links to get out and about and be more active.

Urine odour can indicate Alzheimer's disease

In what could lead to a non-invasive tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have identified an odour biomarker that can be used to predict the development of the debilitating brain disorder.