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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.

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

When people start becoming delirious, it may have a long-lasting impact on their brains, accelerating the dementia process among them, a new study has found.

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

The study is the first to show the multiplying effects of delirium, that affects a quarter of older patients, and dementia in these people, researchers said.

People who develop hypertension at older phase may have decreased risk of dementia

People who develop hypertension at older phase may have decreased risk of dementia

The study further reveals that individuals developing blood pressure at the age of 80 or more, possess lesser risk of getting exposed to dementia.

Couch potatoes at dementia risk same as those with genes

Couch potatoes at dementia risk same as those with genes

Approximately 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia and the numbers are expected to surge to 115.4 million by the year 2050. 

Want to keep ageing, dementia at bay? Learn more languages!

Want to keep ageing, dementia at bay? Learn more languages!

Being bilingual `makes the brain more efficient and economical with its resources.

This is how dementia patients can manage agitation – Read

This is how dementia patients can manage agitation – Read

The research builds upon previous studies demonstrating that art, music, and other similar therapies can effectively reduce symptoms of dementia without medication.

Residing near high-traffic roadways elevates demetia risk

Residing near high-traffic roadways elevates demetia risk

They examined records of more than 6.5 million Ontario residents aged 20-85 to investigate the correlation between living close to major roads and dementia, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Road pollution can cause dementia? Scientists say yes!

Road pollution can cause dementia? Scientists say yes!

The scientists came to this conclusion after tracking all the adults living in Ontario, Canada—about 6.6 million people—over the course of a decade from 2001 to 2012.  

Sauna baths frequently may ward-off dementia risk

Sauna baths frequently may ward-off dementia risk

In a 20-year follow-up study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, men taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 per cent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those taking a sauna once a week.

'Life Flows On': A film dedicated to dementia, elderly care

'Life Flows On': A film dedicated to dementia, elderly care

"Life Flows On", a film dedicated to Global Dementia Challenge and Elderly Care, will release in select cities on Friday.

Soon, a sensor to detect vitamin B12 deficiency!

Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Prostate cancer treatment increases risk of dementia in men

A new study conducted by the researchers of Penn Medicine found that a common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer increases the risk of developing dementia in men, regardless of their age.

Things you can do to prevent dementia!

Dementia is a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes which is caused by brain disease or injury.

Study identifies everyday factors that may trigger dementia risk

In a recent study, experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may possibly contribute to our risk of developing dementia.

Mental disorder: Warning signs, importance of early intervention!

Learning about mental illnesses, their developing symptoms, or early warning signs and taking swift action can help. 

Caffeine consumptions may decrease risk of dementia, says study

A new study suggests that older women who consume coffee daily may have a lower risk of dementia.

Alzheimer's disease: Ten signs and symptoms

How do you tell if and when a person's forgetfulness becomes serious and should be checked?

'The Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

'The Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

Charmian Carr, who is known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in "The Sound of Music", has died. She was 73.

Can a Facebook app aid Alzheimer's caregivers?

To help bring some order in the lives of such Alzheimer's caregivers a team of US researchers is to test if a Facebook web app could be of help.