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Obesity in 30`s increases risk of dementia in later life

Obesity in 30`s increases risk of dementia in later life

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:19

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.

Depression common symptom in Parkinson`s patients

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 14:48

Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who hung himself at his home earlier this week, has been diagnosed with Parkinson`s disease. Now, researchers have confirmed the suspicion that depression is a very common symptom in people suffering from Parkinson`s disease.

Low levels of Vitamin D doubles dementia, Alzheimer`s risk

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 12:48

A new study suggests that older adults with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer`s disease.

Midlife hypertension linked to greater dementia risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 11:31

A new study has revealed that hypertension during the age of 48 to 67 years may pose as a greater threat of cognitive decline and dementia as compared with individuals who had normal blood pressure.

Depression increases dementia risk

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 12:23

The secret of preventing memory loss in old age may lie in treating depression and causes of stress early as researchers have confirmed that depression indeed increases the risk of dementia.

Drinking in middle age doubles memory impairment risks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:44

A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.

Walking speed may help predict dementia: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:45

A recent study has revealed that walking speed and constant forgetfulness of a person can give away the early signs of dementia.

Brain next frontier to treat obesity

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:21

Therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning could lead to better treatment of obesity and dementia, says a study.

Fish oil may protect alcoholics from neurodamage, dementia

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:28

A new study has revealed that Omega-3 fish oil might help in reducing the risk of brain cell loss and eventual dementia in alcoholics.

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer`s disease

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 09:24

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer`s disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

Daily fish oil improves brain function in elderly

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 21:11

Regular use of fish oil supplements may significantly reduce cognitive decline and improve brain function in older adults, says a study.

Gardens can cure dementia patients: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:21

For people suffering from dementia, spending time in gardens can bring relaxation, encourage activities and reduce stress, shows a study.