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Women with dementia at greater disadvantage than men
London, Dec 5 : Women with dementia receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, says a study.
Women with dementia receive less medical attention compared to male ...
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent study conducted at the University College London found that women with dementia have fewer visits to the doctors, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia.
Actor Andrew Sachs dies at 86
London, Dec 2 : Actor Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86 following a secret four-year battle with dementia that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak.
Brain training enhances memory, helps prevent dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.14 : A new study has found that computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.
Brain training may keep dementia at bay
Sydney, Nov 14 : Computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment -- one of strongest risk factors for dementia -- new research has found.
'Life Flows On': A film dedicated to dementia, elderly care
New Delhi, Oct 20 : "Life Flows On", a film dedicated to Global Dementia Challenge and Elderly Care, will release in select cities on Friday.
Common prostate cancer treatment may lead to dementia later
New York, Oct 14 : Men with prostate cancer who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as compared to prostate cancer patients whose testosterone levels are not tampered with, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.
Study identifies everyday factors that may trigger dementia risk
Washington D.C [USA], Oct. 12 : In a recent study, experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may possibly contribute to our risk of developing dementia.
'Trip to Mars could cause dementia in astronauts'
Washington, Oct 11 : Astronauts travelling to Mars might be at risk of long-term brain damage and even dementia due to galactic cosmic ray exposure, said a new study.
Till what age dementia patients can continue to drive?
Washington. D.C [USA], Oct. 6 : While people with dementia are up to eight times more likely than normal people of the same age to be get involved in car accidents, a recent study states that there is no exact age when people with dementia should stop driving, but it should be determined by ...
Caffeine consumptions may keep women away from dementia
Washington D.C. (US), Oct. 5 : The older women, who consume more than 261 mg of caffeine per day, have lower risk of dementia.
New research identifies gene responsible for human brain development
WashingtonD.C. (USA), Oct. 5 : The UK scientists have in a recent study identified a number of new links between genes and brain size, opening up a whole new avenue of research to better understand brain development and brain related diseases like dementia.
Dementia took grandmother away: Carey Mulligan
London, Sep 22 : Actress Carey Mulligan says her grandmother Margaret Booth's struggle with dementia, robbed her of the person she loved.
Being socially active early on can keep Alzheimer's at bay ...
New Delhi, Sep 20 : If you are in your 30s or 40s and have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's, now is the time to start your fight to keep the disease at bay. At least for as long as you can.
American actress-cum singer Charmia no more
WashingtonD.C [USA], Sept. 19 : Actress Charmian Carr, who was best known for her performance in 'The Sound of Music', has died at the age of 73 following complications from a rare form of dementia in Los Angeles.
Life story work may help people with dementia
New York, Sep 4 : Life story work, which involves helping people to record past incidents and present lives, has the potential to help people with dementia, a study has found.
Researchers develop multi-modal wearable device
New York, Sep 4 : Indian-origin researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behaviour of people with dementia and it could help in army combat training, too.
Traditional Indian diet dramatically cuts Alzheimer's risk
New York, Aug 27 : While consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterise a Western diet significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, traditional Indian diet is associated with reduced risk of the most common form of dementia, says a study.
Calcium supplements may risk older women with certain health ...
Washington D.C., Aug. 19 : For older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease, taking calcium supplements may increase risk of dementia, according to a new study
This app will help dementia patients in restoring memories
Washington, Aug. 9 : In a one of its kind initiative, a smartphone app would now help the people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of age-related dementia.
Can a Facebook app aid Alzheimer's caregivers?
New York, Aug 8 : Memory loss could trigger unimaginable chaos in the life of an Alzheimer's patient but taking care of dementia patients could be no less stressful either.
Acupuncture your way out of pre-dementia memory loss
Washington D.C, Aug 5 : Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia aka mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a review.
Moderate physical activity can prevent dementia
New York, July 30 : An increase in physical activity can prevent new cases of dementia globally each year, a new study has revealed.
Brain games can ward off dementia
Washington D.C, Jul 27 : Turns out, lowering your risk of dementia is as simple as playing a computer game.
Leukemia drug may treat Parkinson's disease, dementia
Washington, July 13 : A drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat leukemia has the potential to improve motor and cognitive functions of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia, a small study has found.
New mouse model brings hope for Alzheimer's patients
New York, July 4 : An experiment with genetically engineered mice has revealed how Alzheimer's can cause dementia in humans, say promising research.
Switching off a gene may erase unpleasant memories
London, July 1 : In hope for people suffering from dementia, accidents or traumatic events, a team of researchers has managed to erase unpleasant memories in mice using a "genetic switch."
Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer's ...
Toronto, June 25 : A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Diabetes drug could cure Alzheimer's disease: Study
London, June 22 : Alzheimer's Disease and Type-2 diabetes are so closely related that drugs currently used to control glucose levels in diabetes may also alleviate the symptoms and progression of the most common form of dementia, says a pioneering new study.
Exercise can keep brain active, cut dementia risk
New York, June 3 : Exercise can increase the production of a key protein that is likely to help in keeping the brain active as well as lower the risk of neurological diseases like dementia, a new study conducted on mice has found.