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World Alzheimer's Day: Can Covid-19 cause Alzheimer's disease? Expert answers

Covid-19 has been linked to an increased risk of new-onset Alzheimer's disease. Here's what an expert says.

World Alzheimer's Day: Can Covid-19 cause Alzheimer's disease? Expert answers(Unsplash)
World Alzheimer's Day: Can Covid-19 cause Alzheimer's disease? Expert answers(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 07:56 PM IST
By, Delhi

Old adults infected with COVID-19 at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's

Researchers report that people 65 and older who contracted COVID-19 were more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease in the year following their COVID diagnosis. And the highest risk was observed in women at least 85 years old.

Old adults infected with COVID-19 at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's(Unsplash)
Old adults infected with COVID-19 at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 07:23 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Cleveland

Can Alzheimer's begin in 20s? Here are signs of early onset Alzheimer's disease

A new research published in Neurology journal suggests that Alzheimer's disease can begin as early as 20s in some people. All you want to know about early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease: In some people, around 5% of the population affected by the disease, the symptoms could begin as early as around 30 years of age;(Unsplash)
Alzheimer's disease: In some people, around 5% of the population affected by the disease, the symptoms could begin as early as around 30 years of age;(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 04:28 PM IST
By, Delhi

Is there a link between Alzheimer's and gut health? Here's what a study says

The chances of developing Alzheimer's disease may be higher in people with gut disorders, according to a new study conducted by Edith Cowan University.

The study analysed large sets of genetic data from AD and several gut-disorder studies -- each of about 400,000 people.(Unsplash)
The study analysed large sets of genetic data from AD and several gut-disorder studies -- each of about 400,000 people.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 04:40 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

5 Yoga exercises to improve memory and concentration

Yoga plays a very strong role in the brain development of an individual, keeps your brain healthy and prevents early onset of mental disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s etc. Check out these 5 Yoga exercises to improve memory and concentration

5 Yoga exercises to improve memory and concentration (Ron Lach)
5 Yoga exercises to improve memory and concentration (Ron Lach)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 03:52 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's risk with sleep disturbance

Scientists have discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's disease risk with sleep disturbance, which may aid early detection and prevention efforts by identifying novel treatment targets at preclinical stages.

Brain inflammation, sleep disturbance and disrupted brain waves have all been associated with Alzheimer's disease(Shutterstock)
Brain inflammation, sleep disturbance and disrupted brain waves have all been associated with Alzheimer's disease(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 04:48 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Scientifically Speaking | How we got Alzheimer’s disease all wrong

Despite the intense focus, no effective treatments exist for the disease. It is time to cast a wider net and focus on alternative theories on what causes Alzheimer’s disease and how it can be treated

A significant number of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s don’t have the plaques (that were supposed to be the landmark characteristic) and around a third of elderly adults have plaques without having Alzheimer’s. (Shutterstock)
A significant number of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s don’t have the plaques (that were supposed to be the landmark characteristic) and around a third of elderly adults have plaques without having Alzheimer’s. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 12:00 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

What is reminiscence therapy; know its benefits for people with dementia

Reminiscence therapy helps evoke memories, stimulate mental activity and improve well‐being in dementia patients. All you want to know about the therapy.

One of the things that can help patients of dementia, according to a study published in The National Institute for Dementia Education, is discussing past events with them(Pexels)
One of the things that can help patients of dementia, according to a study published in The National Institute for Dementia Education, is discussing past events with them(Pexels)
Published on May 19, 2022 07:56 PM IST

So you want to live forever?

Spoiler: You probably won't be able to live forever, even if you want to. How about settling for a life free from age-related ailments like Alzheimer's or arthritis instead?

Kane Tanaka, from Japan, is the oldest person in the world at age 117(Kyodo News/imago image)
Kane Tanaka, from Japan, is the oldest person in the world at age 117(Kyodo News/imago image)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 08:15 PM IST

Loss of neurons makes Alzheimer's patients drowsy: Study

The study has found the common notion that Alzheimer's patients sleep during the day to make up for a bad night of sleep and points toward potential therapies to help these patients feel more awake.

Loss of neurons makes Alzheimer's patients drowsy: Study(Unsplash)
Loss of neurons makes Alzheimer's patients drowsy: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 09:07 AM IST
ANI | , San Francisco

Nutritionist suggests superfoods to improve brain health and prevent dementia

A good diet can nourish, rejuvenate brain cells and prevent cognitive decline. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet for keeping dementia at bay.

While the condition in many kinds of dementia is irreversible, taking care of your brain health, may keep the disease bay.(Unsplash)
While the condition in many kinds of dementia is irreversible, taking care of your brain health, may keep the disease bay.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 29, 2022 04:18 PM IST

Long naps can can be early sign of Alzheimer's disease? Here's what study says

 The study not only suggest that excessive daytime napping may signal an elevated risk of Alzheimer's dementia, but they also show that faster yearly increase in daytime napping may be a sign of deteriorating or unfavoured clinical progression of the disease.

Long naps can can be early sign of Alzheimer's disease? Here's what study says(Shutterstock)
Long naps can can be early sign of Alzheimer's disease? Here's what study says(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 18, 2022 12:32 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Boston [us]

Damage to inner ear system predicts fall risk in people with Alzheimer's: Study

Overall, the researchers said, their study found that impairment of the vestibular system was linked to a 50 per cent increase in the risk of falling for patients with Alzheimer's compared with patients who have Alzheimer's and normal vestibular function.

Damage to inner ear system predicts fall risk in people with Alzheimer's: Study(Unsplash)
Damage to inner ear system predicts fall risk in people with Alzheimer's: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 12, 2022 02:11 PM IST
ANI | , Baltimore

Health benefits enjoyed by older adults on restarting an exercise routine

From reducing the likelihood of falling by 23% to reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia by nearly 50% and more, doctor reveals some of the health benefits of restarting an exercise routine by seniors or older adults

Health benefits enjoyed by older adults on restarting an exercise routine (Photo by Mark Timberlake on Unsplash)
Health benefits enjoyed by older adults on restarting an exercise routine (Photo by Mark Timberlake on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 09, 2022 09:57 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Common lifestyle mistakes that are damaging your memory. Neurologist offers tips

Experts say that our daily habits from eating, exercising, working style could be affecting our memory in a negative or a positive way.

If you’re depressed, not getting exercise or have high blood pressure, you may find yourself complaining more about memory problems, even if you’re a young adult, according to a study.(Pixabay)
If you’re depressed, not getting exercise or have high blood pressure, you may find yourself complaining more about memory problems, even if you’re a young adult, according to a study.(Pixabay)
Published on Feb 06, 2022 12:31 PM IST

Heart disease causes early brain dysfunction: Study

This is happening in heart disease patients before the build-up of fat in the brain's blood vessels (atherosclerosis) and is a prelude to dementia. Until now, it has been unclear how some forms of vascular dementia can happen years before atherosclerosis in the brain.

A new research has found that heart disease causes a breakdown of a key brain function which links brain activity and blood flow.(Unsplash)
A new research has found that heart disease causes a breakdown of a key brain function which links brain activity and blood flow.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 08:52 PM IST
ANI |

Too little, too much sleep linked to cognitive decline: Study

Older adults who sleep short or long experienced greater cognitive decline than those who sleep a moderate amount, even when the effects of early Alzheimer's disease were taken into account, according to a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Poor sleep and Alzheimer's disease are both associated with cognitive decline, and separating out the effects of each has proven challenging.(Unsplash)
Poor sleep and Alzheimer's disease are both associated with cognitive decline, and separating out the effects of each has proven challenging.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:11 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Viral infections may promote neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer: Study

A recent study showed that certain viral molecules facilitate intercellular spreading of protein aggregates that are hallmarks of brain diseases.

Some viral diseases may possibly contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disorder, according to a study.(Unsplash)
Some viral diseases may possibly contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disorder, according to a study.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:48 PM IST
PTI |

World Alzheimer's Day: How the disease progresses over seven stages

World Alzheimer's Day: Starting with mild memory loss, the symptoms of Alzheimer's may worsen gradually with the person affected by it losing the ability to speak and walk at later stages.

World Alzheimer's Day 2021: Alzheimer's disease is noticed when a person starts misplacing things and forgetting about recent events.(Unsplash)
World Alzheimer's Day 2021: Alzheimer's disease is noticed when a person starts misplacing things and forgetting about recent events.(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 06:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Brain Diet: Foods to keep Alzheimer's disease at bay

Eating certain foods can slow brain ageing and reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease. Here's expert-approved diet to keep this brain disease at bay.

Mediterranean and DASH a combination of two diets is believed to prevent or slow brain decline. (Pixabay)
Mediterranean and DASH a combination of two diets is believed to prevent or slow brain decline. (Pixabay)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 05:04 PM IST
ByParmita Uniyal

Some diabetic drugs can reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study

A latest study suggests that taking certain drugs to lower blood sugar for type 2 diabetes had less amyloid in the brain, a biomarker of Alzheimer's disease. The study also found people taking these drugs, called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, showed slower cognitive decline than people in the other two groups.

A new study has found that people taking certain drugs to lower blood sugar for type 2 diabetes had less amyloid in the brain, a biomarker of Alzheimer's disease.(Unsplash)
A new study has found that people taking certain drugs to lower blood sugar for type 2 diabetes had less amyloid in the brain, a biomarker of Alzheimer's disease.(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST
ANI |

What types of memories are forgotten in Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease strikes fear in people. They may blame it, in jest, when they forget to buy an item at the grocery store. They worry about it when they can’t recall the name of the actor in a movie.

Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 10:51 AM IST
AP |

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

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.

Covid-19 linked with Alzheimer's disease-like cognitive impairment: Study(Unsplash)
Covid-19 linked with Alzheimer's disease-like cognitive impairment: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 07:32 AM IST
ANI | , Washington [us]

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

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

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)
Updated on May 23, 2021 01:52 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

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

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

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)
Updated on Mar 06, 2021 02:54 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

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

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

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)
Updated on Feb 28, 2021 05:33 PM IST
ANI |
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