Multilingual people have advantages in avoiding dementia, reveals study

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to afflict older people and put strains on their families. A new study suggests that learning foreign languages may offer a way to keep one’s brain healthy into older adulthood

Multilingual people have advantages in avoiding dementia, reveals studyWant 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 […]

10 signs and symptoms of early stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is known for affecting older adults, aged over 65. But recent reports showed that even people at a much younger age are starting to experience the effects of the degenerative brain condition

10 signs and symptoms of early stages of Alzheimer’sAlzheimer’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 […]

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

Not all dementia is Alzheimer's disease and not all forgetfulness is dementia. Getting an accurate diagnosis often requires consulting with specialists who use both new and already established diagnostic tests

The need and importance of second opinion in Alzheimer’s diagnosisYou 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 […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s busted

On World Alzheimer’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Society (UK) puts five common misconceptions about the disease to rest

#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 […]

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

Dietary choices including eating plenty of spinach and drinking orange juice are said to help slash the risk of early memory loss for men. But there’s more of dietary choice and foods which can help boost memory. Read on to know more

#WorldAlzheimersDay: 11 foods to eat if you have dementia or Alzheimer’sI 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 […]

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

Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer’s or not

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s diseaseThe 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 […]

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

Researchers have found that nilvadipine, a drug that doctors regularly use to treat hypertension, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by increasing blood flow to the brain

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer’s progressionAlzheimer’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 […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: New key factors are playing a vital role in development of Alzheimer’s

The majority of the people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 or older. Although less common, these days doctors are witnessing the early onset of Alzheimer’s

#WorldAlzheimersDay: New key factors are playing a vital role in development of Alzheimer’sBecause of various factors ranging from air pollution to changes in lifestyle, many doctors are witnessing the rise in cases of Alzheimer’s at a younger age. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. Although […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Positive effect of music and dance on dementia proven in new study

Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia

Positive effect of music and dance on dementia proven in new studyResearchers from the Department of Dance and Department of Psychological Medicine used familiar, reminiscent music and the natural gestures of a group of 22 participants to create an original series of dance exercises. Lead author Ting Choo, Dance Studies Masters graduate, says the aim was to promote a better quality of life for people with […]
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