New brain implant to treat people with memory loss

Researchers have developed a brain implant that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones and may help dementia sufferers and brain-damaged patients retain their memory.

Dizziness after standing may signal brain diseases!

If you often feel dizzy, faint or light-headed after getting up, these symptoms could indicate greater risk of developing brain disease such as Parkinson's or dementia, and even an increased risk of death, warns a new study.

Chronic diseases linked to higher dementia risk

Higher the number of chronic conditions you are having, greater could be your risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, suggests a new study.

World Alzheimer's Day: What's normal and what's not–customary aging vs dementia!

Ritu Singh

Often when people start misplacing things, start mixing up names and forget important occasions, fear of memory issues crop up. So, how does one determine that is this just another event of memory lapse or something more serious, like Alzheimer’s disease ?

Lest you forget: Alzheimer's needs more awareness

It started with seemingly simple instances of forgetfulness -- not remembering where the house keys were, or difficulty in recalling the names of some relatives. But over time when her mother, who lived alone, started asking the same questions over and over again, and sometimes forgot that she had had her meal just an hour back, alarm bells started ringing for Rama Venkatesh. Her doubts proved right when the doctor confirmed it was Alzheimer's Disease (AD).

How brain progresses towards Alzheimer's Disease

A new research has shed light on brain's progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's-type dementia by showing the typical patterns.

Tall people are more likely to be slim

A country with a taller population may have to worry less about obesity as researchers have found that the genes that result in greater height correlate strongly with genes that reduce body mass index (BMI).

Vitamin D deficiency may fast-track cognitive decline

Low levels of vitamin D are linked with faster decline in cognitive functions among older adults, thereby putting them at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease, new research has found.

Brain mechanisms behind multitasking identified
Brain mechanisms behind multitasking identified

 Researchers have identified the regions and mechanisms in the brain that allow people to multitask, an advance that may lead to better treatments for conditions such as autism, dementia or schizophrenia.

Diabetes may be linked to brain tangles, separate from Alzheimer's disease

A new study has suggested that Diabetes and the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain may be linked independently of Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia sufferers may have memory impairment up to 3 yrs before onset of disease

A new study has revealed that people who suffer from dementia may start to lose their memory up to three years before disease takes hold.

Brain's immune system can halt or reverse dementia

A new study has suggested that the brain's immune system is the key to reversing dementia.

4.1 million people in India living with dementia: report

Almost 47 million people are living with dementia around the world today, with 4.1 million of them in India.

Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: Report

The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday.

Dementia is an umbrella term for degenerative diseases of the brain characterised by a gradual decline in the ability to think and remember.

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.

Indian-American nurse arrested in US

An Indian-American nurse in Illinois has been arrested on charges of abusing a 92-year-old woman with dementia, a media report said on Wednesday.

Moral traits key component of identity

While we may consider our memory as being essential to who we are, others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity.

'MIND' diet may slow brain ageing by 7.5 years: Study

Following a special diet consisting of certain “brain healthy” foods may slow cognitive decline by 7.5 years among the elderly.

Insulin may treat dementia

Insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain and helps improve memory, says a study that could lead to new therapies for Alzheimer`s disease and similar forms of dementia.

Pollution raises risk of dementia

Swedish researchers have uncovered a direct link between polluted air and dementia.