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'Intelligence boosting' brain games may not prevent dementia after all
Washington, Dec 29 : A new study has revealed that computerized brain games that are said to help boost intelligence and prevent dementia may not actually do so.
Lifestyle linked to changes in brain ageing: Study
London, Dec 17 : 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.
Follow these 5 golden rules to slash risk of dementia
London, Dec 15 : Making 5 key lifestyle changes can help you slash risk of developing dementia by one-third, according to a news research.
Lack of sleep may lead to dementia
Washington, Dec 11 : Scientists have found that people who don't sleep much or are suffering from sleep apnea were possibly likelier to develop dementia.
Poor sleep may lead to dementia
New York, Dec 11 : Having proper sleep every night may protect your brain from degeneration as researchers have found that people who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep are at increased risk of dementia.
How neighborhoods can help elders ward off dementia
Washington, Nov 17 : A new research has demonstrated that older adults can ward off cognitive decline if they live in a neighborhood that promotes walking as a regular habit.
Dementia hallucinations drove Robin Williams' to suicide
Washington, Nov 12 : Robin Williams may have taken his own life, but his suicide was driven by a disease called Lewy Body Dementia.
71 mn dementia patients in Asia Pacific by 2050: Study
New Delhi, Nov 8 : Around 71 million people in the Asia Pacific region will suffer from dementia by 2050 and India with over 12 million likely victims of the malady will be second only to China, said a study report Saturday.
Shorter adults likelier to die from dementia in later life
London, Nov 4 : A new research has revealed that short people are at greater risk of dying from dementia in later life.
Light alcohol consumption in people over 60 sharpens their memory
Washington, Oct 23 : A new study has demonstrated that people who are 60 and above without dementia can consume light alcohol which ultimately makes their memory sharp.
Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary
London, Oct 23 : Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found.
Recalling past events can keep dementia at bay
London, Oct 17 : A new study has revealed that taking a trip down memory lane could be the key to keeping dementia at bay.
Botham reveals devastation of dealing with dementia-stricken father
London, Oct 14 : Former England Test cricketer and captain Sir Ian Botham has revealed how he was so distressed at watching his dementia-stricken father that he could not bear to visit him and stopped visiting his dad before he passed away.
MRI technique detects cognitive decline in healthy individuals
Washington, Oct 8 : A new study revealed that a new technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear, which has the potential to serve as a biomarker in very early diagnosis of preclinical dementia.
AC/DC's founding member Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia
Washington, Oct 3 : AC/DC's guitarist Malcolm Young's family has revealed that the musician is suffering from dementia.
Now, dementia maybe cured with 'turmeric'
London, Sept 26 : 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
Sydney, Sep 26 : 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.
Simple computer test can help detect early signs of Alzheimer's
Washington, Sept 22 : A new study has revealed that a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia.
Simple test to detect Alzheimer's risk
Toronto, Sep 21 : A simple test that combines thinking and movement, in people, can help detect heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia, a study shows.
New book aims to spread awareness about dementia
New Delhi, Sep 20 : 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 ...
Losing weight, quitting smoking may reduce risk of old age dementia
London, Sept 17 : A new study has revealed that old age dementia can be avoided by losing weight, quitting smoking and reducing heart disease and diabetes risk.
AB blood type may increase dementia risk
Washington, Sep 11 : People with the least common blood type, AB, are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia in later years than people with other blood types, says a study.
Eyes are window into dementia
Washington, Aug 26 : A new study has found that changes in the eye could help predict dementia, even before the symptoms show.
Eye changes can predict dementia
New York, Aug 26 : A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of a form of dementia in people with a genetic risk for the brain disorder - even before any changes appear in their behaviour, says a study.
Obesity in 30's increases risk of dementia in later life
Washington, Aug 21 : A new study has found that people who are obese in their early to mid-life face more risk of dementia in their later lives, with the ones in their 30's facing triple the risk.
Vitamin D deficiency doubles the risk of Alzheimer's disease, dementia
Washington, August 7 : A new study ahs shown that vitamin D deficiency substantially increases risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people.
Vitamin D deficiency doubles dementia, Alzeimer's risk
London, Aug 7 : In older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease, says a study.
Midlife hypertension linked to greater dementia risk
Washington, Aug 05 : A new study has revealed that hypertension during the age of 48 to 67 years may pose as a greater threat of cognitive decline and dementia as compared with individuals who had normal blood pressure.
Depression increases dementia risk
New York, July 31 : The secret of preventing memory loss in old age may lie in treating depression and causes of stress early as researchers have confirmed that depression indeed increases the risk of dementia.
Book on coping with parent's dementia
Shimla, July 30 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday released a book titled 'A World Within', which is based on the travails of coping with a parent's dementia.