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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
Afternoon naps associated with better mental agility(Unsplash)
Afternoon naps associated with better mental agility(Unsplash)

New study links regular afternoon naps with better mental agility in people

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:17 AM IST
  • According to a new research, afternoon naps might help improve locational awareness, verbal fluency, and working memory.
According to the study, existing mental health problems put a person at higher risk of Covid-19 infection.(AP)
According to the study, existing mental health problems put a person at higher risk of Covid-19 infection.(AP)

Insomnia, dementia, anxiety most common among those infected by Covid-19: Lancet study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 02:37 PM IST
Insomnia, dementia and anxiety disorder were most common among people infected by the coronavirus, even if they had no previous psychiatric history, the study found.
Your current sleep pattern can estimate Alzheimer’s disease(Twitter/firefighters999)
Your current sleep pattern can estimate Alzheimer’s disease(Twitter/firefighters999)

Sleep pattern linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Neuroscientists estimate when and how it will develop

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Recent researches show that your current sleeping pattern can estimate when and how Alzheimer’s disease will develop in your brain
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Dementia, or is it? New diagnostic criteria shine light on early dementia mimics

Bristol, England | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 07:26 PM IST
In a recent study, experts estimate up to one-third of people attending specialist memory clinics could have a condition that is commonly mistaken for early dementia.
When researchers adjusted for other factors affecting dementia risk, those in the highest group were 35 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those in the lowest group.(Unsplash)
When researchers adjusted for other factors affecting dementia risk, those in the highest group were 35 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those in the lowest group.(Unsplash)

Feel dizzy when you stand up? You could be at higher risk of dementia, says study

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The condition called orthostatic hypotension occurs when people experience a sudden drop in blood pressure when they stand up.
The olfactory bulb, which is critical for smell, is affected fairly early on in the course of the disease. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The olfactory bulb, which is critical for smell, is affected fairly early on in the course of the disease. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Smell the roses: Adults with heightened sense of smell may have lower risk of dementia, study finds

San Francisco [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:44 AM IST
A keen sense of smell, or olfaction, has a stronger association against dementia than touch, hearing, or vision.
Former Monty Python Terry Jones poses next to "the parking metre from hell" before an interview with Reuters.
Former Monty Python Terry Jones poses next to "the parking metre from hell" before an interview with Reuters.

Monty Python member Terry Jones dies at 77, after a battle with rare form of dementia

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by a colleague as “the complete Renaissance comedian," has died after a battle with dementia.
A recent study suggests that consuming low salt diet and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may keep away dementia.(Unsplash)
A recent study suggests that consuming low salt diet and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may keep away dementia.(Unsplash)

Low-salt diet can stave off dementia

Asian News International | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2019 03:35 PM IST
The 2018 study found that a high-salt diet caused dementia in mice. The rodents became unable to complete daily living tasks such as building their nests and had problems passing memory tests.
The study said a misdiagnosis can result in patients not receiving the appropriate treatment and prevents them from participating in clinical trials that could improve their overall care.(Unsplash)
The study said a misdiagnosis can result in patients not receiving the appropriate treatment and prevents them from participating in clinical trials that could improve their overall care.(Unsplash)

Older adults with dementia are misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The study said a misdiagnosis can result in patients not receiving the appropriate treatment and prevents them from participating in clinical trials that could improve their overall care.
Among those adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the risk of dementia appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink.(Unsplash)
Among those adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the risk of dementia appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink.(Unsplash)

14 drinks a week increases dementia risk in older adults

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Among those adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the risk of dementia appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink.
Researchers found that increased social contact at the age of 60 is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing dementia later in life.(Unsplash)
Researchers found that increased social contact at the age of 60 is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing dementia later in life.(Unsplash)

Socially active adults are less prone to dementia

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 02:59 PM IST
The study published in PLOS Medicine found that social contact earlier in life can play an important role in keeping off dementia.
Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia.(Unsplash)
Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia.(Unsplash)

Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 02:46 PM IST
New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Some of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease include memory loss, problems with language, difficulty performing familiar tasks, changes in personality and difficulty keeping track of things.(Shutterstock)
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Some of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease include memory loss, problems with language, difficulty performing familiar tasks, changes in personality and difficulty keeping track of things.(Shutterstock)

World Alzheimer’s Day 2018, early signs of the disease and how to deal with it

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 03:34 PM IST
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Unusual memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease. Here are 10 early signs that you probably ignore and what to do if you notice them.
Air pollution is linked to dementia. The chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot are known to boost the risk for heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems, especially asthma.(Shutterstock)
Air pollution is linked to dementia. The chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot are known to boost the risk for heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems, especially asthma.(Shutterstock)

Air pollution can increase risk of dementia

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 10:26 AM IST
Air pollution in urban areas, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, says a new study.
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?
A brain specialist says that kids under the age of 12 to 14 should play a less contact form of soccer which we should develop for them. Kids between 12 and 18 can play but should not head the ball.(Shutterstock)
A brain specialist says that kids under the age of 12 to 14 should play a less contact form of soccer which we should develop for them. Kids between 12 and 18 can play but should not head the ball.(Shutterstock)

Heading footballs can cause brain damage in children, says expert

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Children under the age of 18 may be risking brain injury and later-life Alzheimer’s Disease from brain trauma caused by heading footballs, according to a brain specialist.
The study was not set up to explain why non-drinkers might be more prone to cognitive decline, but the findings offered possible clues.(Shutterstock)
The study was not set up to explain why non-drinkers might be more prone to cognitive decline, but the findings offered possible clues.(Shutterstock)

Surprisingly teetotallers, like big drinkers, are more prone to dementia

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Worldwide, about 7% of people over 65 suffer from some form of dementia, a percentage that rises to 40% above the age of 85. The number of sufferers is expected to triple by 2050.
Cardiovascular diseases, especially heart disease and stroke, were one of the biggest killers in low and middle income countries.(Shutterstock)
Cardiovascular diseases, especially heart disease and stroke, were one of the biggest killers in low and middle income countries.(Shutterstock)

Stroke, diabetes, heart disease cause more deaths in India than in West

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Deaths from stroke are four times higher and from heart-related diseases nearly three-fold more in India than in Western countries, according to a new study. Diabetes-related deaths are also triple in India as compared to Western nations. Here’s why.
Feeling dizzy when standing up can indicate greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later.(Shutterstock)
Feeling dizzy when standing up can indicate greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later.(Shutterstock)

Don’t ignore dizziness when standing up, you may be at risk of dementia

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 03:48 PM IST
A new study says that people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when standing up, caused by the sudden drop in blood pressure, may be at greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he wants to make the British capital the world’s most walkable city as part of a wider strategy for 80% of all trips to be made on foot, bicycle or public transport by 2041.(Shutterstock)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he wants to make the British capital the world’s most walkable city as part of a wider strategy for 80% of all trips to be made on foot, bicycle or public transport by 2041.(Shutterstock)

London aims to become world’s most ‘walkable’ city

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 12:18 PM IST
London is aiming to become the world’s most walkable city to counter air pollution and help people get healthy.
Being positive can help you fight cancer and improve your survival rate.(Shutterstock)
Being positive can help you fight cancer and improve your survival rate.(Shutterstock)

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Cancer treatment: Positive emotions could be of great help in fighting cancer, according to this new study.
A Mediterranean diet can protect you from osteoporosis, heart problems, dementia, and brain function.(Shutterstock)
A Mediterranean diet can protect you from osteoporosis, heart problems, dementia, and brain function.(Shutterstock)

Mediterranean diet is good for osteoporosis patients, can reduce bone loss

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 01:47 PM IST
A Mediterranean diet could be the best cure for bone loss in people with osteoporosis, says this new study. Previous studies, too, found that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish, can boost heart health, brain function and reduce risk of dementia.
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), common among elderly, is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, stopping breathing.(Shutterstock)
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), common among elderly, is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, stopping breathing.(Shutterstock)

This sleep disorder can predict dementia, helping early diagnosis

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 05:17 PM IST
The new study suggested that the drop in oxygen may be linked to a shrinking of the brain’s temporal lobes and a corresponding decline in memory.
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.
Are you at risk of dementia?(Shutterstock)
Are you at risk of dementia?(Shutterstock)

BP and dementia, people who have hypertension are at a higher risk

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 04:09 PM IST
research indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This research also shows (for the first time) that an MRI can be used to detect very early signatures of neurological damage in people with high blood pressure, before any symptoms of dementia occur.
Uninterrupted sleep is vital for good health in the long run.(Shutterstock)
Uninterrupted sleep is vital for good health in the long run.(Shutterstock)

Get proper sleep if you want to cut down on risk of dementia

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 12:37 PM IST
In a recent study, those who slept less were found to be at an increased risk of developing dementia and dying.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia deserve our love and respect.(Shutterstock)
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia deserve our love and respect.(Shutterstock)

Dealing with dementia: Love, respect and quality home care can help

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2018 01:58 PM IST
While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases.
The study shows that individuals with either a musical or bilingual background activated different brain networks.(Shutterstock)
The study shows that individuals with either a musical or bilingual background activated different brain networks.(Shutterstock)

Learning music or second language can make your brain more efficient

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 03:34 PM IST
By learning to play music or mastering a new language, you can change the way your brain functions and make it more efficient.
Researchers now say exercise improves only physical fitness in dementia patients.(Shutterstock)
Researchers now say exercise improves only physical fitness in dementia patients.(Shutterstock)

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Asian News International, Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow cognitive decline has gained widespread popularity. But recent reviews of trials of exercise training in people with dementia have shown conflicting results.
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