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Protect your brain from Alzheimer's risk; eat foods enriched with extra-virgin olive oil!

Protect your brain from Alzheimer's risk; eat foods enriched with extra-virgin olive oil!

 In a study published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain - classic markers of Alzheimer's disease.

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied about 93 members of a parental history Alzheimer's risk study group.

African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

The new study has shown that the extract taken from the leaves, stem and roots of Carpolobia lutea could help to protect chemical messengers in the brain which play a vital role in functions, including memory and learning.

Consuming western diets may spike risk of Alzheimer's in people with associated gene

Consuming western diets may spike risk of Alzheimer's in people with associated gene

The findings revealed that when APOE4-carrying mice were fed a Western-like diet high for 12 weeks, they showed increased deposits of beta-amyloid protein plaques – a marker for inflammation – in their brains.

Consume foods rich in omega-3 to reduce Alzheimer's risk!

Consume foods rich in omega-3 to reduce Alzheimer's risk!

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Your saliva can predict risk of Alzheimer's disease!

Your saliva can predict risk of Alzheimer's disease!

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disorder with no cure and few reliable diagnostic tests.

Owen Wilson's father Robert Wilson dies at 75

Actor Owen Wilson's father Robert Wilson has passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 75.

Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

According to researchers, people with Alzheimer's risk, who have the gene mutation called the BDNF Val66Met allele, or the Met allele may have a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.

Researchers identify new genetic variants linked to extreme old age

Researchers identify new genetic variants linked to extreme old age

A new study has identified new  rare genetic variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 associated with extreme longevity.

Researchers find natural compound to help fight Alzheimer's

Researchers find natural compound to help fight Alzheimer's

The natural compound, called Rapamycin, was first discovered in the soil of Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean. 

Alzheimer's disease linked to fatty acids in brain, says study

Alzheimer's disease linked to fatty acids in brain, says study

Currently it is thought that the main reason for developing memory problems in dementia is the presence of two big molecules in the brain called tau and amyloid proteins, researchers said.

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that a novel test based on genetic information can predict Alzheimer's risk.

Scientists identify gene linked to brain ageing

Scientists identify gene linked to brain ageing

US researchers have identified a common genetic variant that causes normal brain ageing in older people by up to 12 years.

Alzheimer's disease has a cure in form of diabetes drug

Alzheimer's disease has a cure in form of diabetes drug

Alzheimer`s is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London claim that this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function.

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

There is an urgent requisite for dementia awareness in India, since diagnosis is getting affected.

Do you know the bacteria in your gut may accelerate Alzheimer's? - Read

Do you know the bacteria in your gut may accelerate Alzheimer's? - Read

The researchers found that mice suffering from Alzheimer`s have a different composition of intestinal bacteria compared to mice that are healthy.

Eat grapes daily to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Eat grapes daily to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Who doesn't like to eat grapes? Well, everyone does as the fruit is not only delicious but also promotes many health benefits. 

Vitamin A deficiency in would-be mothers can elevate Alzheimer's risk for child

Vitamin A deficiency in would-be mothers can elevate Alzheimer's risk for child

The findings, published today in Acta Neuropathologica, indicate that early developmental stages are crucial periods during which brain tissue is "programmed" for the rest of a person`s life.

This new drug may win battle against Alzheimer's disease – Read

This new drug may win battle against Alzheimer's disease – Read

The drug SAK3 is now in the preclinical stage of drug development and clinical trials are expected to begin in the next few years, the researchers said.