Dementia

Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring: Study

Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring: Study

The association between season and cognitive function remained significant even when the data were controlled for potential confounders, including depression, sleep, physical activity, and thyroid status, the researchers noted.

Sep 06, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
Dementia can be predicted 10 years in advance: Study

Dementia can be predicted 10 years in advance: Study

According to the Lancet Commission, early intervention for hypertension, smoking, diabetes, obesity, depression and hearing loss may slow or prevent disease development, researchers said.

Sep 04, 2018, 15:49 PM IST
'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols diagnosed with dementia

'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols diagnosed with dementia

Nichols started her career as Uhura in "Star Trek" on the TV series in the '60s. 

Aug 11, 2018, 15:47 PM IST
Saliva test can predict burnout risk

Saliva test can predict burnout risk

The study involved comparing the work-related stress and cortisol levels of burnout patients with those of healthy employees.

Jun 17, 2018, 14:49 PM IST
Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

A study suggests that smoking and diabetes can increase the risk of calcium deposits in a part of brain ultimately increasing the risk of memory loss.

Jun 13, 2018, 20:28 PM IST
Is there a link between hypertension and dementia? Scientists say yes

Is there a link between hypertension and dementia? Scientists say yes

The research indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia

Jun 13, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase the risk of dementia in middle-aged adults, according to scientists, including one of Indian origin.

Apr 13, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
ALS, rare dementia share genetic link: Study

ALS, rare dementia share genetic link: Study

Researchers have identified genetic links between a fatal neuromuscular disorder and a rare form of dementia that may help in potential treatment for both disorders.

Apr 11, 2018, 10:57 AM IST
Anti-epileptic drugs may up Alzheimer's, dementia risk

Anti-epileptic drugs may up Alzheimer's, dementia risk

Anti-epileptic drugs are the main type of treatment for most people with epilepsy that aims to stop seizures from happening. 

Apr 10, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age.

Apr 06, 2018, 14:12 PM IST
Physically-fit women 90% less likely to develop dementia, says study

Physically-fit women 90% less likely to develop dementia, says study

 A new study shows that physically-fit middle-aged women are 90 percent less likely to develop dementia as compared to those who were moderately fit.

Mar 15, 2018, 15:56 PM IST
Positive attitude towards ageing reduces dementia risk: Study

Positive attitude towards ageing reduces dementia risk: Study

Dementia primarily afflicts older people and is marked by memory loss and an inability to perform tasks.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:41 PM IST
Aerobic exercises may boost cognitive skills, delay Alzheimer's

Aerobic exercises may boost cognitive skills, delay Alzheimer's

The WHO also suggested older adults perform muscle-strengthening exercises on at least two or more days a week.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:19 PM IST
Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

In mice, the high-salt diet reduced the resting cerebral blood flow by 28 percent in the cortex and 25 percent in the hippocampus -- brain regions involved in learning and memory.
 

Jan 18, 2018, 13:34 PM IST
Excessive salt intake can cause dementia, warn researchers

Excessive salt intake can cause dementia, warn researchers

In mice, the high-salt diet reduced the resting cerebral blood flow by 28 percent in the cortex and 25 percent in the hippocampus – brain regions involved in learning and memory.

Jan 18, 2018, 11:42 AM IST
Eat your meals at the same time everyday to curb dementia risk

Eat your meals at the same time everyday to curb dementia risk

 The study was conducted on mice, wherein the researchers restricted their food availability that had a rodent form of HD.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:03 PM IST
Research reveals another downside of drinking sugary drinks, juices – Read

Research reveals another downside of drinking sugary drinks, juices – Read

People who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia.

Jan 02, 2018, 17:38 PM IST
Blueberry vinegar may help fight dementia: Study

Blueberry vinegar may help fight dementia: Study

Drugs to stop the breakdown of acetylcholine have been developed to fight dementia, but they often do not last long in the body and can be toxic to the liver.

Dec 22, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
Being repetitive might be an early sign of dementia: Study

Being repetitive might be an early sign of dementia: Study

Repeating daily tasks, like shaving or collecting items, may be a sign of a neurodegenerative condition.

Dec 16, 2017, 17:20 PM IST

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