Alzheimer`s disease

Lack of sleep leads to Alzheimer`s disease

Lack of sleep leads to Alzheimer`s disease

According to researchers, treating conditions like sleep apnea and hypopnea (shallow breathing) might lower the risk of dementia or at least slow its progression.

Jul 19, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Gut bacteria might help slow down ageing

Gut bacteria might help slow down ageing

Researchers identified a bacteria -- C.elegans -- whose genes and compounds extend the life as well as slow down the progression of tumours and the accumulation of amyloid-beta -- a compound associated with Alzheimer`s disease. 

Jun 17, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Alzheimer`s has a cure in form of physical exercise

Alzheimer`s has a cure in form of physical exercise

Alzheimer`s is a neurodegenerative disorder considered as the most common form of dementia and is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration that can result in memory loss.

May 17, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Similarly, researchers say that older people need as much sleep as those who are younger in order to turn back their clock on ageing.

Apr 06, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

Here's how Alzheimer's disease can be possibly prevented

A new study has found out that consuming pills that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer`s disease.

Oct 23, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

American couple dies 20 minutes apart after 63 years of marriage

Henry and Jeanette De Lange, who married 63 years ago, both died on Sunday within 20 minutes in the same room at a nursing home in South Dakota.

Aug 09, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

Stress may be non-genetic link to Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers has found a link between stress and Alzheimer`s disease.

University of Florida Health research, conducted on a mouse model and in human cells, found that a stress-coping hormone released by the brain boosts the production of protein fragments. 

Sep 17, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

Dementia may be stabilising in some countries: Study

The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer`s disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday.

Aug 21, 2015, 08:42 AM IST

Alzheimer's may be ''at work'' years ahead of actual symptoms

It turns out that the Alzheimer`s disease could be already "at work" in the brain while the actual symptoms appear years later.

Jul 14, 2015, 12:58 PM IST

Baby boomers brains could reveal secrets of dementia

The brains of baby boomers - those born between the years 1946 and 1964 - could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of dementia, scientists believe.

Jul 13, 2015, 16:49 PM IST

Molecule clue to memory decline: Study

A molecule that accumulates in the blood with age may be linked to cognitive decline, said scientists Monday who mooted hopes of a memory-restoring treatment.

Jul 06, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

Obesity in 30`s increases risk of dementia in later life

A new study has found that people who are obese in their early to mid-life face more risk of dementia in their later lives, with the ones in their 30`s facing triple the risk.

Aug 21, 2014, 12:19 PM IST

Low levels of Vitamin D doubles dementia, Alzheimer`s risk

A new study suggests that older adults with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer`s disease.

Aug 07, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

Healthier lifestyle could prevent Alzheimer`s

Millions could be saved from developing Alzheimer`s by making a few simple changes to their lifestyle, such as exercising more and quitting smoking, a new research suggests.

Jul 14, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Now, simple blood test to predict Alzheimer in people

Researchers have reached a step closer to Alzheimer`s treatment by coming up with a new blood test which can predict the commencement of the disease in people.

Jul 08, 2014, 10:38 AM IST

New compound that could halt Alzheimer`s progression identified

Sidney Strickland`s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have identified a compound that might halt the progression of Alzheimer`s by interfering with the role amyloid-beta, a small protein that forms plaques in Alzheimer`s brains, plays in the formation of blood clots.

Jun 28, 2014, 12:14 PM IST

Glen Campbell needs long term attention for Alzheimer`s: wife

Country singer Glen Campbell`s wife has revealed she transferred his medical care to a facility in Nashville because he needs long term attention, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer`s disease.

Jun 21, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

Depression in elderly associated with Alzheimer`s risk

A new study has revealed that depression builds up beta-amyloid plaque in the brain that could cause Alzheimer`s in aged people.

Jun 10, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

Smarter people live longer: Study

Beyond making smarter choices in life, intelligent people also live longer because they have biology working in their favour, according to a new study.

May 23, 2014, 12:45 PM IST

This gene makes you smart

In what could open up new therapeutic avenues for the prevention of Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia, scientists have now identified a gene that could play a role in making some people smarter than others.

May 11, 2014, 13:50 PM IST