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Covid-19 linked with Alzheimer's disease-like cognitive impairment: Study(Unsplash)

Covid-19 linked with Alzheimer's disease-like cognitive impairment: Study

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 07:32 AM IST
The findings, published in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, indicate an overlap between Covid-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer's and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for Covid-19-associated cognitive impairment.
Irfan Pathan’s ‘first 2k run after Covid’ is fitness inspo this Sunday | Watch(Instagram/irfanpathan_official)
Irfan Pathan’s ‘first 2k run after Covid’ is fitness inspo this Sunday | Watch(Instagram/irfanpathan_official)

Irfan Pathan’s ‘first 2k run after Covid’ is fitness inspo this Sunday | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:52 PM IST
  • Proud of your 10 minutes workout? Irfan Pathan calls it his ‘fitness going down’ as he gives health enthusiasts a glimpse of his 2kms run in ‘nearly 11 minutes’, his first after recovering from Covid-19 and that is all the motivation we need to amp up our exercise goals this Sunday
Should you eat dates before bed or empty stomach to reap maximum health benefit?(Photos by Saj Shafique and Mona Mok on Unsplash)
Should you eat dates before bed or empty stomach to reap maximum health benefit?(Photos by Saj Shafique and Mona Mok on Unsplash)

Should you eat dates before bed or empty stomach to reap maximum health benefit?

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • Being high in fiber and sugar content, dates or khajur often leave people speculating about whether they should be consumed after soaking over night or raw or on empty stomach or before going to bed. Read on to know when is the best and worst time to eat dates
Here's how aerobic exercise can benefit older adults with Alzheimer's dementia(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Here's how aerobic exercise can benefit older adults with Alzheimer's dementia(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

Here's how aerobic exercise can benefit older adults with Alzheimer's dementia

ANI |
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:33 PM IST
According to a new research, aerobic exercise may help in slowing memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer's dementia. Read on to know the encouraging results
Scientists have learned that the brains of Alzheimer’s patients start undergoing changes decades before memory loss and confusion become apparent.(Unsplash)
Scientists have learned that the brains of Alzheimer’s patients start undergoing changes decades before memory loss and confusion become apparent.(Unsplash)

Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer’s present higher risk of falling

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that, in older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall, the process of neurodegeneration that leads to Alzheimer’s dementia may have already begun.
Representational ImageE(Unsplash)
Representational ImageE(Unsplash)

Here’s how renegade protein interrupts brain cell function in Alzheimer’s disease

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 02:53 PM IST
A new study has shown that dozens of molecules may tangle up with rogue bundles of tau, a protein that normally gives nerve fibres structure to cause brain cell damage that contributes to neurodegenerative diseases.
Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

IIT Guwahati finds new ways to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s

Guwahati | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The research team explored new ways to prevent the accumulation of neurotoxic molecules in the brain that are associated with short-term memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease.
The video shows the duo singing the hit song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’.(Facebook/ Alzheimer’s Society)
The video shows the duo singing the hit song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’.(Facebook/ Alzheimer’s Society)

Man with Alzheimer’s sings soulful song with granddaughter. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 02:03 PM IST
While the granddaughter sings the entire song in a melodious voice, the man lends his voice occasionally.
For the study, published in the journal Brain Plasticity, researchers investigated 23 cognitively normal, relatively young older adults with a family history or genetic risk for Alzheimer’s. All patients had a sedentary lifestyle.(Shutterstock)
For the study, published in the journal Brain Plasticity, researchers investigated 23 cognitively normal, relatively young older adults with a family history or genetic risk for Alzheimer’s. All patients had a sedentary lifestyle.(Shutterstock)

Aerobics may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Researchers have found that regular aerobic exercise not only improves physical health but also improves cognitive functioning, which might protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers have shown how these compounds can slow ageing in healthy older mice, blocking the damage to brain cells that normally occurs during ageing and restoring the levels of specific molecules to those seen in younger brains.(Shutterstock)
The researchers have shown how these compounds can slow ageing in healthy older mice, blocking the damage to brain cells that normally occurs during ageing and restoring the levels of specific molecules to those seen in younger brains.(Shutterstock)

Two experimental Alzheimer’s drugs show anti-ageing effects

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 12:53 PM IST
The research, published in the journal eLife, suggests that the drugs may be useful for treating a broader array of conditions and points out a new pathway that links normal ageing to Alzheimer’s disease.
The Sea Hero Quest game helped researchers understand dementia by seeing how the brain works in relation to spatial navigation.(Unsplash)
The Sea Hero Quest game helped researchers understand dementia by seeing how the brain works in relation to spatial navigation.(Unsplash)

Smartphone game can help detect Alzheimer’s risk

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 11:15 AM IST
According to a recent study, people are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s and they can be distinguished from those who are not on specific levels of the Sea Hero Quest game.
DNA sequence data were generated by the Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project and screened for variants that were present in persons with AD but not in the controls.(Shutterstock)
DNA sequence data were generated by the Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project and screened for variants that were present in persons with AD but not in the controls.(Shutterstock)

Research finds rare genes linked with Alzheimer’s disease

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 09:56 AM IST
According to the findings appeared in the Journal of JAMA Network Open, the variants, one located in the NOTCH 3 gene and the other in the TREM 2 gene, were observed in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
For the study, the researchers analysed data on nearly 1,300 people aged 55 and older.(Shutterstock)
For the study, the researchers analysed data on nearly 1,300 people aged 55 and older.(Shutterstock)

Treating diabetes may prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Scientists consider Alzheimer’s as the result of a cascade of multiple problems including factors ranging from pollution exposure and genetics to heart and metabolic diseases.
CTE can affect people who play contact sports such as boxing, rugby, soccer and football, but can currently be diagnosed only after death, since brain tissues have to be removed and analysed to confirm presence of the disease.(Shutterstock)
CTE can affect people who play contact sports such as boxing, rugby, soccer and football, but can currently be diagnosed only after death, since brain tissues have to be removed and analysed to confirm presence of the disease.(Shutterstock)

Study finds key details about ‘punch drunk syndrome’ and Alzheimer’s

Reuters | By Reuters, London
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:31 PM IST
The syndrome, also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is linked to repeated blows to the head and causes a type of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s.
Tau, a protein that forms into tangles, is found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Tau, a protein that forms into tangles, is found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep apnea linked with Alzheimer’s marker

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Those who had apneas had on average 4.5% higher levels of tau in the entorhinal cortex than those who did not have apneas, suggests the study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
The drug is currently being developed to treat stroke in humans, where it has been shown to be safe, well tolerated, and capable of reducing intracerebral bleeding.(Shutterstock)
The drug is currently being developed to treat stroke in humans, where it has been shown to be safe, well tolerated, and capable of reducing intracerebral bleeding.(Shutterstock)

Study finds stroke drug could prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:25 AM IST
Present data support the idea that 3K3A-APC holds potential as an effective anti-amyloid-ß therapy for early stage Alzheimer’s disease in humans.
Decreased deep sleep may signal Alzheimer’s disease(Unsplash)
Decreased deep sleep may signal Alzheimer’s disease(Unsplash)

Decreased deep sleep may signal Alzheimer’s disease: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 03:24 PM IST
The brain changes that lead to Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects an estimated 5.7 million Americans, start slowly and silently.
Cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s pathology co-occur because they are linked genetically.(Shutterstock)
Cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s pathology co-occur because they are linked genetically.(Shutterstock)

Managing cholesterol might help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels (HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol) were genetically related to Alzheimer’s risk.
A man shows the photograph of his grandfather who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and has been missing for years.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
A man shows the photograph of his grandfather who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and has been missing for years.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

A wait that knows no end: The plight of missing Alzheimer’s patients’ kin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2018 07:08 AM IST
A look at the endless wait for the hundreds of families, whose relatives with memory loss left home to never return again.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Still Alice, Iris, Lovely, Still, Wrinkles and many more are films based on Alzheimer’s disease(Movie stills from YouTube)
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Still Alice, Iris, Lovely, Still, Wrinkles and many more are films based on Alzheimer’s disease(Movie stills from YouTube)

World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Movies about Alzheimer’s you should binge-watch

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 08:16 PM IST
World Alzheimer’s Day: Over the years lots of movies that has Alzheimer’s as the main theme have won critical acclaim and several awards including the Oscars. Here are 12 movies we’ve chosen that handle this difficult subject with respect and realism.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: There are some ways in which one can reduce the risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease and helping people stay healthy as they age.(Shutterstock)
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: There are some ways in which one can reduce the risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease and helping people stay healthy as they age.(Shutterstock)

World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: 4 ways to cut down risk of this disease

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 09:06 AM IST
World Alzheimer’s Day: Exercise, diet and social stimulation are some of the ways of cutting down on the risk of getting this disease.
The study used data from a long-term research started in 1958 that followed the health of thousands of volunteers as they age. As part of the study’s periodic exams, volunteers filled a questionnaire between 1991 and 2000.(Shutterstock)
The study used data from a long-term research started in 1958 that followed the health of thousands of volunteers as they age. As part of the study’s periodic exams, volunteers filled a questionnaire between 1991 and 2000.(Shutterstock)

If you feel very sleepy during the day, you might be at risk of getting Alzheimer’s

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US suggest that getting adequate nighttime sleep could be a way to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Here’s why some people who may have brain markers of Alzeimer’s may never get dementia.(Shutterstock)
Here’s why some people who may have brain markers of Alzeimer’s may never get dementia.(Shutterstock)

People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:16 AM IST
Intriguingly, not all people with those signs of Alzheimer’s show any cognitive decline during their lifetime. The question became, what sets these people apart from those with the same plaques and tangles that develop the signature dementia?
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the two most common neurological diseases affecting the elderly.(Shutterstock)
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the two most common neurological diseases affecting the elderly.(Shutterstock)

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease can be prevented with the help of this gene

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Researchers found that the Ankrd16 gene rescued specific neurons, which in turn help in the prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The study found that in people who suffered from severe herpes infection and were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10.(Shutterstock)
The study found that in people who suffered from severe herpes infection and were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10.(Shutterstock)

Herpes virus is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, here’s what can reduce dementia risk

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:59 AM IST
Herpes virus and Alzheimer’s Disease have a common link, say scientists, who also found that antivirals can reduce the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.
Belly fat: Fitness experts suggest that you should focus on burning belly fat than calories to stay fit and healthy in old age.(Shutterstock)
Belly fat: Fitness experts suggest that you should focus on burning belly fat than calories to stay fit and healthy in old age.(Shutterstock)

Belly fat is your enemy. Here is why you should focus on burning fat, not weight loss

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Belly fat: Fitness experts say that many of our health problems are because of high density of fat in our bodies. A new study suggests that belly fat leads to Alzheimer’s in old age. Here are ways you can burn fat and lose weight.
One of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world, aspirin can also help in cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s.(Shutterstock)
One of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world, aspirin can also help in cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s.(Shutterstock)

This is how aspirin can help in reducing the onset of Alzheimer’s

Asian News International | By Kabir Bhandari, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Along with cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s, aspirin can also help in relieving pain and treating cardiovascular diseases.
A high-fat diet results in increased inflammation and stress in the hippocampus (responsible for long-term memory) and prefrontal cortex (responsible for complex cognitive, emotional and behavioural function).(Shutterstock)
A high-fat diet results in increased inflammation and stress in the hippocampus (responsible for long-term memory) and prefrontal cortex (responsible for complex cognitive, emotional and behavioural function).(Shutterstock)

Eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Indo Asian News Service | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 12:31 PM IST
Ageing, combined with a high-fat and high-sugar diet, can result in increased inflammation and may contribute to the early development of Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study.
Can this new gene discovery help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?(Shutterstock)
Can this new gene discovery help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?(Shutterstock)

Genes linking Alzheimer’s to Down syndrome found, to help early diagnosis

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2018 02:39 PM IST
The findings could pave the way for future medicines to prevent the disease in these individuals, and provide insights into the mechanisms that cause dementia in the general population.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. (Shutterstock)
Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. (Shutterstock)

Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms found in 11-month-old babies in polluted cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:39 PM IST
Alzheimer’s Disease is found among children as young as 11-month-old babies living in polluted cities, researchers said in a new study. The results stress how important it is to reduce air pollution.
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