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Repetitive negative thinking linked to dementia risk, study finds

Persistently engaging in negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, finds a new UCL-led study. 

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

Teaching happiness to dementia caregivers reduces their depression, anxiety: Study

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Caring for family members with dementia -- which is on the rise in the U.S. -- causes significant emotional and physical stress that increases caregivers’ risk of depression, anxiety and death.

When your memory takes its last breath – How is India dealing with dementia?

At the Delhi, New Friends Colony, there was a Gupta family where there was someone battling with dementia. The entire family initially did not pay heed to it when the patriarch of the family, who was a bright, talkative and joyous Virendra Gupta, had all of a sudden stopped speaking. He started showing his short-tempered and irritable behavior and his family members thought that old age was responsible for this change. After a few days, Mr. Gupta failed to button his own shirt and lost his abilities to get dressed on his own. Though he was mostly dressed scarcely, one fine day he left his house almost naked. Then there was a time when he totally forgot how he should use his hands while eating his food and all this took place within a time period of 20 days!

Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.

Most deprived are more likely to develop dementia

New York, May 18 (IBNS): Researchers analysed data from over 6000 adults born between 1902 and 1943 and found that the 20% most deprived adults were 50% more likely to develop dementia than the 20% least deprived adults.

Too many unneccesary medications prescribed for dementia patients: Study

Sydney, Apr 22 (IBNS): Medication use climbed 10 percent per year among newly diagnosed dementia patients, a new international study led by the University of Sydney reveals.

Dementia patients with distorted memories may actually retain key information - study

London, Mar 7 (IBNS): Some memories containing inaccurate information can be beneficial to dementia sufferers because it enables them to retain key information, according to a new study.

Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Healthjournal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.

Could a protein called klotho block dementia and aging?, finds study

New York, Feb 9 (IBNS): Neurologist and neuroscientist Dr. Dena Dubal, Ph.D., is taking an innovative approach to battling neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

A high-salt diet produces Dementia in mice: finds study

New York, Jan 17 (IBNS): A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dementia: Number of people affected to triple in next 30 years

Geneva, Dec 9 (IBNS): As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050.

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money, says study

London, July 18 (IBNS): Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money.