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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.
Walking speed, memory problems can help predict dementia: Study
Washington, July 26 : A new study has revealed that slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict if a person is at risk for dementia.
Walking speed may detect Alzheimer's risk
New York, July 26 : How fast people walk and whether they have memory complaints can help predict dementia early, researchers have found.
Brain next frontier to treat obesity
Washington, July 24 : Therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning could lead to better treatment of obesity and dementia, says a study.
Fish oil may protect alcoholics from neurodamage, dementia
Washington, July 19 : A new study has revealed that Omega-3 fish oil might help in reducing the risk of brain cell loss and eventual dementia in alcoholics.
Fish oil may save alcoholics from brain damage
New York, July 19 : Omega-3 fish oil could save the brain from alcohol-related damage and dementia by up to 90 percent, a new study says.
Moderate alcohol consumption fuels risk of atrial fibrillation
Washington, July 15 : A new research has shown that the moderate consumption of wine and hard liquor alcohol might be associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia.
Gardens can cure dementia patients: Study
London, July 15 : For people suffering from dementia, spending time in gardens can bring relaxation, encourage activities and reduce stress, shows a study.
Embrace healthy lifestyle to prevent dementia, claim scientists
London, July 14 : Researchers have revealed that people could be saved from developing Alzheimer's disease with the help of just few simple alterations in their lifestyle.
Scientists claim hydrogen sulfide to be beneficial for health
Washington, July 10 : Scientists have found that hydrogen sulfide, a chemical which stinks like rotten eggs, can offer health benefits to people suffering from diabetes, stroke, heart attacks and even dementia.
REM sleep disorder a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease
Washington, June 10 : The sleep disorder in particular, called REM behavior disorder, could be a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson's and dementia, scientists have claimed.
2G money laundering case: Karunanidhi's wife seeks discharge
New Delhi, June 9 : DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal Monday pleaded before a court here that she is suffering from dementia and cannot defend herself and sought discharge in a 2G-related money laundering case.
Animals to human models: Indian scientists question new approach in ...
By Sahana Ghosh, Kolkata, June 9 : With animal-based studies failing to hit the bull's eye in finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD), the clock is ticking for over 3.7 million Indians suffering from dementia. While a British neurochemist has called for switching over to "state-of-the-art human ...
Being too cynical could lead to dementia
Washington, May 29 : A new study has revealed that people with high intensity cynical distrust were three times more likely to develop dementia than people with low levels of cynicism.
Golden rules to fight Alzheimer's revealed
London, May 27 : Specialists have revealed few simple guidelines that can help prevent deadly dementia.
Botham reveals watched dad 'die twice over' due to 'terrible' dementia
Sydney, May 25 : England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham has said that the 'terrible' fact about dementia is that one is forced to watch someone he/she loves 'die twice over'.
This gene makes you smart
New York, May 11 : In what could open up new therapeutic avenues for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, scientists have now identified a gene that could play a role in making some people smarter than others.
Be in horses' company to ease Alzheimer's symptoms
New York, May 6 : Taking care of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease may not be an easy task, but if you let them take care of a horse under supervision, the symptoms of dementia eases to a great extent, a significant study revealed.
Now, 'FaceDementia' app to raise awareness about dementia
London, April 29 : A new app has been designed for Facebook users to raise greater awareness about the disease.
Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer for poetry
By Arun Kumar, Washington, April 15 : Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "3 Sections", called "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia."
Statins could cut dementia risk by 25 pc
London, April 14 : Scientists have revealed that statins drugs can slash the risk of dementia by a quarter.
Physical activity in midlife can lower dementia risk in old age
Washington, Apr 10 : A new study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland has found that physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age.
Regular aerobic exercise may help slow down dementia in older women
Washington, April 9 : A new study has revealed that regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain and may help to slow down advance of dementia in older women.