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Living near highways linked to higher dementia risk

For the findings, published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers from the University of British Columbia analysed data for 678,000 adults in Metro Vancouver.
They found that living less than 50 metres from a major road or less than 150 metres from a highway is associated with a higher risk of developing neurological disorders - likely due to increased exposure to air pollution.(Unsplash)
They found that living less than 50 metres from a major road or less than 150 metres from a highway is associated with a higher risk of developing neurological disorders - likely due to increased exposure to air pollution.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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‘MIND diet’ may help in reducing dementia risk

The study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, reviewed the potential protective effects of the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, also known as the MIND diet.
The study followed 1,220 adults aged 60 and older, for a period of 12 years. During this time, a dietary pattern that followed the MIND diet was linked to 19% reduced odds of developing clinically diagnosed mild cognitive impairment or dementia.(Shutterstock)
The study followed 1,220 adults aged 60 and older, for a period of 12 years. During this time, a dietary pattern that followed the MIND diet was linked to 19% reduced odds of developing clinically diagnosed mild cognitive impairment or dementia.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Having a history of stroke can increase dementia risk by around 70%, says a new study which shows the link between the two diseases.
50 million people around the world suffer from dementia. The number is expected to almost double ever 20 years, reaching 131 million by 2050.(Shutterstock)
50 million people around the world suffer from dementia. The number is expected to almost double ever 20 years, reaching 131 million by 2050.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 11:06 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Abnormal heart rate, carotid disease may up dementia risk

Patients who have an irregular heartbeat and who also have carotid artery disease have a higher chance of developing dementia.
Those with an irregulat heartbeat are at an increased risk of developing dementia.(Shutterstock)
Those with an irregulat heartbeat are at an increased risk of developing dementia.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 14, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New York

Antidepressants, even if prescribed years ago, may up dementia risk

Researchers found greater incidence of dementia among patients prescribed anticholinergic antidepressants, anticholinergic bladder medications and anticholinergic Parkinson’s disease medications than among older adults who were not prescribed these drugs.
Are you on antidepressants? You may want to read this.(Shutterstock)
Are you on antidepressants? You may want to read this.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Washington | ByHT Correspondent

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have an increased risk of developing dementia, even decades after the injury.
It would be advisable for people who had suffered a severe knock to the head -- whether in a fall, car accident, through contact sport, or an assault -- to take extra precautions.(Shutterstock)
It would be advisable for people who had suffered a severe knock to the head -- whether in a fall, car accident, through contact sport, or an assault -- to take extra precautions.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 10:00 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Paris | ByHT Correspondent
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