Footballers who head the ball are at risk of balance problems

Footballers who head the ball are at risk of balance problems

Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 20 to 22, 2018. Heading is […]

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Multilingual people have advantages in avoiding dementia

Want to maintain a good memory? Learning multiple languages could help, according to a recent report. Researchers from the University of Waterloo recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, to explore the association between multilingualism and dementia risk. To do so, they examined 325 Roman Catholic nuns who were members of […]

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Dietary choline associated with reduced risk of dementia, finds study

Phosphatidylcholine was also linked to enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Choline is an essential nutrient, usually occurring in food in various compounds. Choline is also necessary for the formation of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. Earlier […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Exposure to PM 2.5 air pollution tied to brain atrophy, memory decline

The findings of the nationwide study, published today in Brain, touch on the renewed interest in preventing Alzheimer’s disease by reducing risk as well as hint at a potential disease mechanism. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and there’s currently no cure or treatment. “This is the first study to […]

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10 signs and symptoms of early stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can negatively affect an individual’s quality of life. It develops slowly and causes changes in the brain for years until symptoms become noticeable. The size of the brain of people with Alzheimer’s decreases by 2 per cent to 3 per cent per year, faster than healthy people who experience 0.2 per cent to […]

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The need and importance of second opinion in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

You probably have not spent a lot of time thinking about Alzheimer’s disease. But when you refer to the staggering numbers of patients who are suffering this silent disease, you will realise that it is a matter of grave concern. Worldwide there are approximately 46.8 million people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia […]

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#WorldAlzheimersDay: Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s busted

  Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. There are a number of conditions labelled as dementias, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia just affects your memory When people think of the word dementia, then tend to also think of memory problems, but it’s […]

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Your mental health largely dependent on your diet

#WorldAlzheimersDay: 11 foods to eat if you have dementia or Alzheimer’s

I have fond memories of sitting at the bench seat in my grandparent’s farm house, preparing organic vegetables from the garden for meals and then, upon completion, sharing a pot of tea with honey, along with a couple of biscuits, with my grandmother. My patient and highly-informed grandmother shared stories about the world, her days […]

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#WorldAlzheimersDay: Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease

The bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s. “We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen […]

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New eye exam technique helps detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer’s progression

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This progressive disorder causes the degeneration and, ultimately, the death of brain cells. People with dementia experience cognitive decline, and have issues making judgments and performing everyday tasks. Dementia affects millions of people worldwide. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, the number of people with dementia was […]

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