Cardiac patients who manage lifestyle factors likely to have long-term survival

Researchers have recently revealed that patients suffering from the world's most common heart rhythm disorder who can manage their lifestyle factors are five times more likely to have long-term survival.

Lifestyle linked to changes in brain ageing: Study

Making basic lifestyle changes could help to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, according to new analysis by British health charity Age UK.

Lack of sleep may lead to dementia

Scientists have found that people who don't sleep much or are suffering from sleep apnea were possibly likelier to develop dementia.

How memory loss is inherited

 In a bid to better understand inheritance of memory loss, scientists have now discovered two common gene variants that are believed to be associated with memory performance.

'Brain training' work wonders for the elderly
'Brain training' work wonders for the elderly

 A new study shows that engaging older adults into computer-based brain training can lead to improvements in memory, speed and thinking skills.

How brain forms 'Mexican waves'
How brain forms 'Mexican waves'

 Scientists have revealed the mechanism that enables certain brain cells to persuade others to create “Mexican waves” linked with cognitive function.

12 million dementia patients in India by 2050: Report

The number of people suffering from Dementia in India are expected to rise to 12 million by 2050, witnessing an unprecedented three-fold rise, according to a new report.

Know how walking can help!

Walking is a low-impact form of exercise, which helps in order to stay fit and improves health.  

Shorter adults likelier to die from dementia in later life

A new research has revealed that short people are at greater risk of dying from dementia in later life.

Sleep disturbances linked to higher Alzheimer's risk in men

Elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances, says a study.

Alcohol consumption linked to better memory in elderly

Light alcohol consumption is associated with higher episodic memory - the ability to recall memories of events - in people 60 and older who do not have dementia, scientists have found.

Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary

Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found.

Recalling past key to keep dementia at bay

Recalling the past could be the key to keep dementia at bay as revealed by a new study.

Decoded: How Alzheimer's spreads

In a major breakthrough, a team of US researchers has confirmed that deposits of a protein called beta amyloid in the brain trigger Alzheimer's disease.

Stressed women easily prone to Alzheimer's: Study

Ladies, try not to stress too much. New research says anxious, easily-stressed women are more prone to developing Alzheimer's later in life.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia

AC/DC founder and guitarist Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia, his family has confirmed. The 61-year-old musician's retirement from the band was announced a few days back but the reason was kept under wraps, reportedly.

Now, dementia maybe cured with 'turmeric'

Scientists have made a breakthrough in treating Alzheimer's disease and found that the spice turmeric could help beat dementia.

AC/DC guitarist hospitalised with dementia

Malcolm Young - guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the legendary Australian band, AC/DC - is suffering from dementia and was admitted to a nursing home in Sydney, media reported Friday.

Memory slips in elderly may signal Alzheimer's

Most people who notice their memory slipping may actually go on to develop Alzheimer's, say a study.

New book aims to spread awareness about dementia

With over 40 lakh dementia patients in India, there is an urgent need to educate people on how to look after suffering family members and, in some cases, even reverse the symptoms, author Minakshi Chaudhry whose book on dementia was presented to President Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.