Men with Alzheimer's gene at higher brain bleeding risk

A common genetic variation linked to Alzheimer's disease greatly raises the likelihood of brain bleeding in men as compared to women, scientists have found.

Five simple tips for reducing forgetfulness!

Here are a few tips that can help sharpen your memory and reduce forgetfulness.

Jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer's memory loss

Glutathione deficiencies produce redox changes in brain cells. Redox reactions involve the transfer of electrons, which leads to alterations in the oxidation state of atoms and may affect brain metabolism and inflammation.

Young Alzheimer's risk carriers show altered brain function

 Young adults with genetically-increased Alzheimer's risk have altered activation patterns in a brain region that is crucial for spatial navigation, a study has found.

Enhancing brain function may curb memory loss

The study expands scientists' understanding of neuroplasticity, the ability of neural pathways to grow in response to new stimuli.

World Alzheimer's Day: What's normal and what's not–customary aging vs dementia!

Ritu Singh

Often when people start misplacing things, start mixing up names and forget important occasions, fear of memory issues crop up. So, how does one determine that is this just another event of memory lapse or something more serious, like Alzheimer’s disease ?

Moral traits key component of identity

While we may consider our memory as being essential to who we are, others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity.

Too much internet can make you forgetful!

Spending too much time online can cause you to forget things, daydream or face other "cognitive failures", a new study has warned.

Sleep in side positions to avoid Alzheimer's

Developing a simple practice of sleeping in the side-position, as compared to sleeping on one's back or stomach, may help you reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.

Man loses memory after visiting dentist!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Medical researchers stumbled upon a 'one of its kind' memory loss case, in which a 38-year-old otherwise fit and healthy man lost his memory after a local anesthetic and root-canal treatment at a dental clinic.

Briton man left with just 90-minute memory

 A Briton who can only remember up to 90 minutes and bears a striking similarity to the memory loss presented in movies like "Groundhog Day" and "Memento" may be a unique case never seen before, say  Britonfrom University of Leicester.

Dementia causing protein that leads to memory loss in healthy brains

A new study has examined that a brain protein act as a key component in the progress of dementia that can cause memory loss in healthy brains.

Whole-brain radiation ineffective to cure brain cancer: Study

The widely used whole-brain radiation technique to treat brain cancer is not an effective strategy and results in more memory loss than treating patients with radiotherapy alone, study says.

Protein that causes memory loss in healthy brains

A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, says a new University of Sussex study.

Excess video games may increase Alzheimer's risk

Spending too much time playing video games may increase your risk of developing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, says a new study.

Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at increased risk of dementia compared with people who have neither condition, says a new study.

Meet the 'dead man' who came back to life after being dropped into ice bath

 A man who reportedly died after suffering a heart attack, came back to life after being dropped into an ice bath.

Immune system link to Alzheimer`s disease: US study

The immune system may play a part in Alzheimer`s disease, US researchers have discovered, in a breakthrough which could lead to the development of new treatments for the most common form of dementia.

Difficulty in driving reflects risk of contracting Alzheimer's

Women who find it difficult to think and move at the same time, an ability required to perform everyday tasks such as driving a car are at a higher risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease, suggests a new study.

New Alzheimer's drug slows disease progress in early trial

An experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease has already exceeded high expectations in an early study.