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Power of personalized music in dementia care
Washington D.C. [USA], May 10 : Music can be a cheap and easy way to provide relief to the nursing home residents coping with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Cannabis may help in treating dementia: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], May 9 : German researchers have found that small dose of cannabis taken in older age can reverse the ageing of the brain and boost memory.

Stroke prevention lifestyle may reduce dementia risk in golden years
Washington D.C. [USA], May 2 : Canadian researchers have found that adopting stroke prevention lifestyle may help in reducing incidence of dementia in older adults.

Beware! Consuming diet soda daily ups three times risk of dementia, ...
Washington D.C. [USA], April 21 : Watch it before you gulp that fizzy drink or sugary beverage as a study reveals that people who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia.

91% youth don't consider forgetfulness as a disease: Study
New Delhi , Apr. 4 : As per a recent survey conducted by Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK) to calculate the understanding of Alzheimer's and Dementia, it is found that forgetfulness is not considered as a disease among youth of India.

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Chances are that you might end your days slipping into dementia, but now, a recent study has

Episodes of dizziness, light-headedness in 40s linked to dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : For all middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops - episodes of dizziness or light-headedness when standing up - may be at increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, warns a new study.

Good News! Caffeine can protect against dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A recent study lists caffeine amongst the 24 compounds that has the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

Could technology improve the lives of people living with dementia?
Queensland, Mar 6 : Being able to tell your family you love them, order a meal at a cafe, and talk to friends are all things most people take for granted? but for people living with dementia, communication difficulties can lead to isolation.

Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Feb. 15 : A footballer's heading balls and colliding with other players is fascinating to watch, but that might damage their brains, putting payers at risk of developing dementia.

Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : A study claims that mushrooms may enhance nerve growth in the brain that can prevent the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Beware! Living within 50-Metre radius of high-traffic roads, ups ...
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 6 : Living within a 50 metre radius of high-traffic roads can increase the risk of developing dementia later in life than, warns a study.

Frequent sauna bathing can save men from dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 18 : Sauna bathing for four to seven times a week can reduce the risk of dementia in men, reveals 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Practice yoga to combat Alzheimer's disease
Washington, D.C., May 11 : If you are suffering from cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, then it's time to start yoga.

Worsening depression, a predictor of dementia
Washington D.C, Apr 30 : According to a recent research, depression symptoms that steadily increase over time in older age could predict higher dementia risk.

Hayfever drugs can put oldies at Alzheimer's risk
Washington D.C, Apr 24 : A recent study has linked a group of over-the-counter drugs to the development of dementia and Alzheimer's in older adults.

Aurobindo Pharma receives USFDA approval for drug related to moderate ...
Hyderabad/Mumbai, Mar 29 : Aurobindo Pharma Limited, which manufactures generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, announced on Tuesday that the company has received the final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Rivastigmine ...