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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

`Chaperone` compounds could help treat Alzheimer`s

Researchers have devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer`s disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

New model set to revolutionize research in Alzheimer`s disease

Researchers, more than a decade ago, launched a project to develop a new mouse model that would allow more accurate evaluation of therapies for the disease.

Drinking coffee could help you ward off Alzheimer`s

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer`s disease.

Spinal fluid test to spot Alzheimer`s

Scientists have developed a test that could predict the risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by detecting abnormalities in spinal fluid.

Indian scientists find clue to Alzheimer`s cure in Russell`s viper venom

The bite that kills can also provide a clue to a cure. A tiny fraction of Russell`s viper venom, one of the most deadly toxins, has been shown to halt the memory loss associated with Alzheimer`s disease in a new study by Indian scientists here.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer`s: Study

Researchers in the US say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90 percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer`s disease within three years.

Even cold sores may increase memory decline risk: Study

An exposure to common infections like cold sores, mild pneumonia or stomach discomforts - even if the infections never made you ill - may increase risk of memory decline, shows new study.

New wireless brain implant may help Alzheimer`s patients

The Pentagon is looking at a wireless brain implant that allows wounded soldiers to recover motor skills lost through head trauma.

New drug target for Alzheimer`s identified

Researchers have identified abnormal expression of genes, resulting from DNA relaxation, that can be detected in the brain and blood of Alzheimer`s patients.

Strawberries, cucumbers could help inhibit Alzheimer`s

A chemical that is found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers apparently stops memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer`s disease in mice, a new study has claimed.

Omega-3 fatty acids can protect against ageing brain

Women who include foods rich in fatty acids in their diet can look forward to a nimble mind even in old age, according to a new study.