Cannabis pills falls short in curing Dementia's behavioral symptoms

Medical marijuana pills may not be able to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, claims a new study.

Astronauts at high risk of dementia-like condition

What happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, reveals a new study.

Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementia
Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementia

Astronauts who have extended mission on Mars may suffer dementia due to the exposure to galactic cosmic ray for long.

Air pollution bad for your brain too

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study.

High-skill jobs raise survival chances in dementia

People with more demanding jobs may live longer even after developing a form of dementia than people with less skilled jobs, says a new study.

Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at increased risk of dementia compared with people who have neither condition, says a new study.

Immune system link to Alzheimer`s disease: US study

The immune system may play a part in Alzheimer`s disease, US researchers have discovered, in a breakthrough which could lead to the development of new treatments for the most common form of dementia.

Obesity could protect against dementia: Study

Middle-aged obese people have nearly 30 per cent lower risk of developing dementia than people of a healthy weight, a surprising new study has claimed.

Being underweight in mid-life increases risk of dementia in later life

Want to stave off dementia? Add some flab to reduce the risk of dementia later in life.

Arts and crafts activities can prevent dementia

People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialise in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, says a study.

Novel treatment for dementia shows promise

In a ray of hope for people suffering from dementia, researchers -- led by one of Indian origin -- have found that stimulating the brain though minute amounts of electricity enhances the growth of new brain cells and improves short and long-term memory.

New Alzheimer's drug slows disease progress in early trial

An experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease has already exceeded high expectations in an early study.

New hybrid 'MIND diet' can cut Alzheimer's risk by 53%

A new hybrid diet, called MIND, can help cut Alzheimer's risk by 53 percent in people who can follow it rigorously, it has been reported.

Tool to predict who can develop memory problems

 Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine who may be at a higher risk of developing memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia.

Cradle of pain in the brain discovered

Scientists have found the area in brain which is responsible for making us feel pain.

Diabetes, depression may increase dementia risk

Diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression increases risk of dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a new research has found.

British women at higher dementia risk

Dementia is now a leading cause of death among British women and they are far more likely to end up suffering from physical and emotional stress, and consequent job losses, find researchers.

Now simple blood test to detect risk of dementia

Now you can test the possibility of developing dementia with a prick of a needle.

Ethnicity not linked to diabetes among older patients

 Researchers have found that the prevalence of geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured patients with diabetes does not vary significantly by ethnicity.

Discovery of genes responsible for dementia raises the possibility of treatments

A new study has revealed that a team of scientists has discovered genes responsible for how our brains work as we age, which has brought the development of new treatments for dementia closer to reality.