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