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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.
Exercise at any age could keep Alzheimer's away
New York, May 17 : Regular exercise at any age could keep the mind young and help you stave off Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
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.
This mobile game can help fight dementia
London, May 5 : A newly developed smartphone game that tracks how the brain navigates may help scientists determine what goes wrong in the brain for people with dementia.
Social activities lower depression in elderly
London, May 4 : Older adults suffering with dementia who indulged in a high-intensity functional exercise programme and group activity showed reduced levels of depressive symptoms, a new study has found.
British charities announce biggest donations against dementia
London, May 2 : Two of Britain's leading charities have announced their biggest ever donations for research to curb dementia.
Depressed seniors are at dementia risk
London, May 1 : Elderly people who experience steadily increasing depressive symptoms are more likely to suffer from dementia, finds a study.
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.
Brain insulin resistance linked to Alzheimer's, diabetes
New York, April 11 : Alzheimer's disease impairs insulin signalling in the brain, making a person with the most common form of dementia more likely to develop diabetes, suggests a new research conducted in mice.
New genes responsible for stroke, dementia discovered
New York, April 8 : A team of US researchers has found a new set of genes that may be responsible for stroke and dementia -- the two most common and disabling neurological conditions.
Be a bit unpredictable at times to boost memory
New York, March 31 : Training memory with random and unpredictable methods can be an effective way in enhancing episodic memory and cut dementia risk, scientists, including an India-origin researcher, have found.
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 ...