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Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod

Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod

In a regultory filing on the BSE, the city-based company said the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved its 5mg and 10mg Memantine Hydrochloride tablets for treating moderate to severe Alzheimer`s-type dementia.

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.

Volunteering may help prevent dementia: Study

Volunteering may help prevent dementia: Study

Researchers tracked 1,001 people - all of whom retired in 2010 - over a five-year period, monitoring them for the development of cognitive problems.

Marijuana can reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills

Marijuana can reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills

The study could pave the way for slowing brain ageing or treating dementia in humans.

Good relationships linked to lower dementia risk

Good relationships linked to lower dementia risk

The researchers analysed a decade of data that followed 10,055 core participants from ELSA who were dementia-free at the start of the study in 2002-2003. 

Going to university may help prevent dementia: Study

Going to university may help prevent dementia: Study

The research team analysed whether a healthy lifestyle was associated with better performance on a mental ability test.

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

Both sugary and diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain ageing, according to the findings published in two separate studies.

91% youth don''t consider forgetfulness as a disease: Study

91% youth don''t consider forgetfulness as a disease: Study

As per a recent survey conducted by Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK) to calculate the understanding of Alzheimer`s and Dementia, it is found that forgetfulness is not considered as a disease among youth of India.

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

 A new gene has been discovered by a team of researchers that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD).

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.

Do you know how beneficial a daily cup of tea could be? - Read story

Do you know how beneficial a daily cup of tea could be? - Read story

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

Chances are that you might end your days slipping into dementia, but now, a recent study hassuggested that it`s possible to detect the onset of early memory loss.

Episodes of low blood pressure in middle age associated with cognitive decline, dementia later!

Episodes of low blood pressure in middle age associated with cognitive decline, dementia later!

The findings suggest that these temporary episodes – known as orthostatic hypotension – may cause lasting damage, possibly because they reduce needed blood flow to the brain.

Caffeine is the new cure for dementia, brain ailments

Caffeine is the new cure for dementia, brain ailments

The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington.

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.

Heading balls may put you at dementia risk

Heading balls may put you at dementia risk

A study suggested that evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.

Air pollution capable of elevating dementia risk in elderly women

Air pollution capable of elevating dementia risk in elderly women

The findings showed the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) -- coming from power and automobile plants -- could invade the brain and wreak havoc in older women who live in these places.

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.

Mushroom consumption good for health; prevents dementia, alzheimer's: Study

Mushroom consumption good for health; prevents dementia, alzheimer's: Study

Researchers, including Vikineswary Sabaratnam from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, analysed the health benefits of edible and culinary mushrooms.

Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

For the study, researchers analysed 60 older adults who were assigned to either a beginner meditation (Kirtan Kriya) or music listening programme and asked to practice 12 minutes/day for 12 weeks.