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Decoding dementia: Navigating memory loss and supportive strategies for elderly

Dementia is the 7th leading cause of death and a major contributor to disability among older populations globally. Here are some supportive tips for elderly

Decoding dementia: Navigating memory loss and supportive strategies for elderly population (Photo by Pexels)
Published on May 25, 2024 12:33 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Climate change worsens neurological diseases and mental health disorders: Study

As the world heats up due to climate change, a new study from University College London explores how extreme temperatures impact neurological conditions.

Researchers warn of worsening neurological health due to climate change and extreme weather events.(Freepik)
Published on May 16, 2024 08:04 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Teaspoon of olive oil may lower risk of dementia-related death: Harvard study

Replacing 5 grams a day intake of mayonnaise and vanaspati with olive oil in equal amounts may lower risk of death due to dementia by 14% and 8% respectively.

Teaspoon of olive oil intake may lower risk of dementia-related death, Harvard study suggests (Photo by EatPlant-Based)
Published on May 09, 2024 02:20 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Best jobs for brain longevity: 6 mentally stimulating jobs to prevent dementia

Being in a mentally-taxing job isn't that bad after all. A new research says, it could save you from cognitive decline and dementia.

There are certain jobs that are more mentally stimulating than others requiring more research, brain work, thinking skills, and problem-solving capabilities.(Freepik)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 08:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

This diabetes drug can slow down worsening of Parkinson's disease

Diabetes drug lixisenatide could slow down progression of Parkinson's disease, a development that's considered a significance step in the disease's management.

Studies have shown connection between diabetes and Parkinson's disease. People who have both the disorders, register rapid deterioration in symptoms compared to those who just suffer from Parkinson's. (Freepik)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 11:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Karine Jean-Pierre abruptly ends interview over ‘offensive question' about Biden

Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, abruptly ended an interview when the host questioned her about Joe Biden's mental health.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during a press briefing at the White House. (AP)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 10:27 PM IST
ByNikhita Mehta

People with essential tremor may face higher risk of developing dementia: Study

Study shows people with essential tremor are three times more likely to develop dementia compared to the general population.

While dementia is not entirely preventable, certain lifestyle habits have emerged as potential contributors to its onset,(Freepik)
Published on Mar 10, 2024 12:26 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Minneapolis

Wendy Williams has frontotemporal dementia. What is FTD?

Wendy Williams has frontotemporal dementia. What is FTD?

FILE - TV talk show host Wendy Williams attends a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. Williams has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, according to a statement released Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, on behalf of her caretakers. It affects parts of the brain controlling behavior and language. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)(Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 12:12 PM IST
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Does playing musical instrument or singing in choir boost brain? Study answers

Listening to music doesn't improve our cognition nor potentially benefits brain health, but does playing a musical instrument or singing in a choir boost brain?

Playing musical instrument or singing in choir may boost your brain? Here's what new study reveals (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 05:22 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Norwich (uk)

Alzheimer’s disease may, rarely, be transmitted by medical treatment

Childhood treatment with contaminated human growth hormone may cause the disease years later

 The exact role that amyloid-beta plays in Alzheimer’s is not fully understood.(Jens Wolf/dpa/picture-alliance)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 05:24 PM IST
The Economist

CTE Awareness Day 2024: Symptoms to prevention, all about the brain disorder

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy can cause mood swings, irritability, anxiety and memory issues. All about the rare brain disorder on CTE Awareness Day.

CTE Awareness Day is observed every year on January 30(Freepik)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 12:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Jay Leno seeks conservatorship for ailing wife Mavis' dementia

Comedy legend Jay Leno seeks conservatorship for wife Mavis' estate, after she is diagnosed with dementia.

Jay Leno faces tough choices amid wife Mavis's dementia battle(Charles Sykes / Invision / Associated Press)(AP)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 12:06 PM IST

Top lifestyle habits that raise risk of dementia

Not just genetic factors, dementia risk is also linked to faulty lifestyle choices be it leading a sedentary lifestyle or eating processed foods.

While dementia is not entirely preventable, certain lifestyle habits have emerged as potential contributors to its onset,(Freepik)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 01:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

I still visit the lanes from my childhood: Avinash Arun on ‘Three of Us’

I still visit the lanes from my childhood: Avinash Arun on ‘Three of Us’

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Published on Jan 17, 2024 11:49 AM IST
PTI |

Common gut bacteria may higher the risk of Alzheimer's disease, says research

The study opens avenues for future research, particularly exploring whether eradicating the common gut bacteria could effectively prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of people globally, with numbers expected to rise sharply as demographics shift, say researchers. (Unsplash)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 02:56 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Washington Dc

Addressing health, lifestyle variables may minimise the risk of dementia: Study

The study shows 15 risk factors indicating that by addressing health and lifestyle variables, young-onset dementia can be prevented.

Addressing health, lifestyle variables might minimise the risk of young-onset dementia: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 01:01 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, England

5 ways owning a dog can keep dementia at bay

A new study says dog owners are at 40% lesser risk of dementia. There company not only provides joy and comfort but can also work wonders for brain health.

The study with 11,000 participants between the age of 65-84 found that dog owners had lower dementia risk as dog ownership encourages regular exercise and interaction with people(Freepik)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 12:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Improving deep sleep can prevent dementia: Study

The study shows that 1% loss in deep sleep for people over the age of 60 can increase the risk of dementia by 27%.

Improving deep sleep can prevent dementia: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 31, 2023 12:06 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington Dc

Brain structural alterations, dementia risk associated with traffic proximity

The study shows that people living near to major highways have more risk of dementia and changes in brain structure.

Brain structural alterations and dementia risk are associated with traffic proximity: Study
Published on Oct 29, 2023 08:29 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington Dc

Adults with intellectual disabilities are at risk for dementia: Study

The study shows that people with lower cognitive reserve are at risk of having Dementia.

Adults with intellectual disabilities are at risk for dementia: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 10:46 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Okayama Prefecture

Association between dementia risk, size of white blood cell telomeres: Study

The study explores how shorter telomeres on the ends of white blood cell chromosomes can increase the risk of dementia.

Association between dementia risk, size of white blood cell telomeres: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 10:34 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Participants in adult education have lower risk of dementia: Study

The study shows that adult education is effective in reducing the risk of Dementia by nineteen percent.

Participants in adult education have lower risk of dementia: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 24, 2023 12:11 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

People who live alone at risk of cognitive decline: Study

The study shows that old adults with dementia or cognitive impairment who live alone are at more risk.

People who live alone at risk of cognitive decline: Study(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 09:01 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington Dc

4 early signs of dementia that can appear in eyes before memory issues begin

While signs of dementia can be seen in behaviour, gait and personality, the earliest signs could be visible in eyes or your vision.

Research suggests that vision problems may be one of the first signs of dementia(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 12:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Long-term use of acid reflux drugs linked to increased risk of dementia: Study

Acid reflux is when stomach acid flows into the esophagus, usually after a meal or when lying down. People with acid reflux may experience heartburn and ulcers.

People who take proton pump inhibitors to reduce acid reflux for four and a half years or more may have a higher risk of dementia than people who do not take these medications. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 10, 2023 03:32 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Washington Dc, Us

World Brain Day 2023: Exercises to keep your brain active and avoid dementia

Want to stay mentally young forever? Here are techiques and exercises to keep your brain active.

A good mental health can help one remain self-dependent even in old age when the body grows feeble.
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 09:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Women with cardiac rhythm disorders have more cognitive deterioration than males

The study explores how women with atrial fibrillation has faster cognitive impairment and dementia than males with the heart rhythm condition.

Women with cardiac rhythm disorders have quicker cognitive deterioration than males: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 24, 2023 12:24 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Brussels

Menopausal vascular fat helps in protecting against dementia later in life

The study explores the importance of focusing on heart health for women during menopausal trasition - this protects brain health in future.

Menopausal vascular fat helps in protecting against dementia later in life: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 12:51 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Pittsburgh

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter taking on dementia with presidential grace

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter's family opens up about her diagnosis, emphasizing the importance of conversations and support for caregivers

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn look on prior to the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field on September 17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Former US first lady Rosalynn Carter, the 95-year-old wife of former president Jimmy Carter, has dementia, the Carter family said May 30, 2023.(AFP)
Published on May 31, 2023 05:30 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

How harmful proteins spread through brain in Dementia patients: Study

The study explores how toxic proteins spread in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

How harmful proteins spread through brain in Dementia patients: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on May 21, 2023 09:51 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington
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