Dementia

Older people who have experienced falls should be screened for Alzheimer`s: Study

The findings, available online in the Journal of Alzheimer`s Disease, suggest that older people who have experienced falls should be screened for Alzheimer`s and that new strategies may be needed to reduce the risk of falling for people in the disease`s early stages.

Sep 15, 2020, 23:04 PM IST

A person's sleep pattern may forecast when will Alzheimer's disease begin

The research was led by UC Berkeley neuroscientists Matthew Walker and Joseph Winer that was published in the journal Current Biology.

Sep 05, 2020, 01:28 AM IST

How renegade protein interrupts brain cell function in Alzheimer's disease revealed

Neuroscientists have previously found that tau can become toxic when extra chemical molecules accumulate with its structure in the brain, causing it to form tangles of protein that destroy surrounding tissue. 

Jul 29, 2020, 15:16 PM IST

AIIMS study observes Mild Behavioural Impairment as precursor of Dementia

The study named `Behavioural issues in late life may be the precursor of dementia - A cross-sectional evidence from memory clinic of AIIMS, India` conducted by the Department of Geriatric medicine also stressed on multimorbidity, diabetes and urinary incontinence to be significantly associated with MBI.

Jun 18, 2020, 19:59 PM IST

Taller men may have lower dementia risk in old age: Study

For the findings, published in the journal eLife, researchers analysed data on 666,333 Danish men born between 1939 and 1959, including 70,608 brothers and 7,388 twins, from Danish national registries.

Feb 12, 2020, 14:14 PM IST

New drug to protect against Alzheimer: Study

This drug could help activate these mechanisms that support nerve health and prevent dementia.

Sep 10, 2019, 16:13 PM IST

Married people less likely to experience dementia

Divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to develop dementia, the study indicated

Aug 29, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Stress in middle age increases Alzheimer risk in women: Study

According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in 6 women over age 60 will get Alzheimer's disease, compared with 1 in 11 men.

Aug 07, 2019, 17:49 PM IST

Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

For the analysis, the research team focused on the relationships between social contact at age 50, 60 and 70, and subsequent incidence of dementia, and whether social contact was linked to cognitive decline, after accounting for other factors such as education, employment, marital status and socioeconomic status.

Aug 06, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

Spicy diet linked with dementia

People of normal body weight may be more sensitive to chili intake than overweight people, hence the impact on memory and weight.

Jul 23, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

Vikram Phadnis' second film to deal with dementia

He is also gearing up for his first fashion show of 2019.

Jan 23, 2019, 14:53 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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