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Virtual Reality can better detect early Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers developed and tried a VR navigation test in which patients wear a VR headset and undertake a test of navigation while walking within a simulated environment.

May 24, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Controlling blood pressure reduces cognitive impairment risk

The study found that just three years of lowering blood pressure not only dramatically helped the heart but also helped the brain.

Jan 29, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Aerobic exercise: How much? Reasons why you should do it!

Aerobic activity, such as walking, bicycling or swimming, is good for your health regardless of your age, gender.

Dec 02, 2016, 11:00 AM IST

Muscle strength may help to improve brain function

The findings show a positive causal link between muscle adaptations to progressive resistance training and the functioning of the brain among those over the age of 55 with MCI.

Oct 26, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

Acupuncture may cure pre-dementia symptoms

The researchers trawled Western and Chinese research databases for relevant trials comparing acupuncture and medical treatment that had been published up to July 2015.

Aug 07, 2016, 10:05 AM IST

Declining weight during ageing linked to cognitive impairment

People having a greater weight loss during ageing are at an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which affects the memory, language, thinking and judging capacity of an individual, says a new study.

Feb 06, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

Chronic diseases linked to higher dementia risk

Higher the number of chronic conditions you are having, greater could be your risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, suggests a new study.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:11 PM IST

Increasing coffee intake bad for your brain

While drinking your daily cup of coffee can help you stay sharp, modifying your habit by increasing coffee consumption over time may increase risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia, says new research.

Jul 29, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

Tool to predict who can develop memory problems

 Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine who may be at a higher risk of developing memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia.

Mar 19, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Anxiety can seriously hurt brain health

A new study has indicted that Alzheimer's disease can get worse if one suffers from anxiety especially for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Nov 11, 2014, 12:49 PM IST

Simple computer test to detect early signs of Alzheimer's

A simple computer test that combines thinking and movement can help detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of the disease, scientists say.

Sep 21, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Cardiac disease linked with faltering brain risk

Cardiac disease is linked with higher risk of mental impairment involving language, thinking and judgment, particularly among women with heart disease, a US study shows.

Jan 29, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

Consuming cocoa may boost brain function in elderly

Eating cocoa flavanols daily may help improve mild cognitive impairment.

Aug 14, 2012, 15:51 PM IST

Changes in walking speed could signal dementia

Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment.

Jun 12, 2012, 12:07 PM IST

Overeating may double risk of memory loss in older people

Consuming 2,100 to 6,000 calories per day may double the risk of memory loss in older people.

Feb 13, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

Now, a quick test to detect Alzheimer`s!

The Alzheimer`s Questionnaire, which is almost 90 per cent accurate, measures mild cognitive impairment.

Feb 03, 2012, 19:36 PM IST