Declining weight during ageing linked to cognitive impairment

People having a greater weight loss during ageing are at an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which affects the memory, language, thinking and judging capacity of an individual, says a new study.

Anxiety, sleeping pills don't put you at increased dementia risk

A new study has suggested that taking drugs for anxiety and sleep problems is not associated with an increased dementia.

Driving cuts dementia risk

The use of car can also make the difference for many pensioners without good public transport links to get out and about and be more active.

Urine odour can indicate Alzheimer's disease

In what could lead to a non-invasive tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have identified an odour biomarker that can be used to predict the development of the debilitating brain disorder.

Two drinks a day keeps Alzheimer's death risk at bay

Alcohol a day can ward off an early death from Alzheimer's disease

Slow walking may signal Alzheimer's in the elderly

How fast elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have built up in their brains, even if they don't yet have symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.

Antidepressant drug could protect against dementia

 In addition to treating depression, a commonly used antidepressant medication also protects against compounds that can cause memory loss and dementia, new research has found.

Bilingualism eases stroke recovery

A team of researchers has discovered that bilinguals are twice as likely to recover from a stroke compared to their unilingual counterparts.

Five simple tips for reducing forgetfulness!

Here are a few tips that can help sharpen your memory and reduce forgetfulness.

Getting forgetful could be sign of dementia

 Do you often misplace your belongings or forget why you came upstairs? Such memory problems could signal the early stages of dementia, warns a recent study.

Cancer drug can reverse Parkinson's, dementia

The drug is FDA approved for leukemia patients.

Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer's treatment

Known as GPR3, the protein is believed to play an important role in reducing the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, said the findings in Wednesday's edition of Science Translational Medicine.

Immune gene can help keep Parkinson's disease, dementia at bay

 A team of researchers has found that functional changes in an immune regulating gene can prevent Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia.

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).