‘Lack of cleaning’ in brain cells is central contributing factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists around the world are still struggling to understand Alzheimer's better in order to treat and potentially prevent the development of the debilitating disease in the future. No new medications have been approved in recent years

‘Lack of cleaning’ in brain cells is central contributing factor for Alzheimer’s diseaseAn international research team with representation from the University of Copenhagen has created a better understanding of Alzheimer’s. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, a process called mitophagy, is weakened in animals and humans with Alzheimer’s. And when they improve mitophagy in the animals, the Alzheimer’s symptoms nearly disappear. In […]

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s

In order to detect and treat poor patients from rural areas suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Maharashtra government had set-up ‘Memory Clinic’ in 28 districts of the state. Till now, the clinic has attended more than 2,200 patients, out of which 300 patients have been diagnosed and are being treated for dementia

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’sWith an aim to detect the rising number of cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s in rural areas, the state government has set-up ‘Memory Clinics.’ In this clinic patients and the family members are counselled by the doctors. And the main focus is on the early detection of the disease. With a rising number of cases, […]

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s how to avoid it

Bacteria that cause gum disease have been implicated as a cause of dementia.  Here’s what you need to know

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s how to avoid itAn enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice. Traces of the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, which causes chronic gum disease, have been found in the brains of people who had Alzheimer’s disease. The result suggests the bacterium may play a role […]

Breakdown of blood-brain barrier, an early warning sign for dementia  

Leaky capillaries in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. Alzheimer’s is a disease that destroys the brain, it is one of the most common causes of dementia

Breakdown of blood-brain barrier, an early warning sign for dementia  The study shows that people with the worst memory problems also had the most leakage in their brain’s blood vessels, regardless of whether abnormal proteins amyloid and tau were present. New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has described the results of a five-year study into the association between a breakdown of the blood-brain […]

Physical fragility can make people more prone to develop dementia

A study in The Lancet Neurology has linked physical frailty and symptoms of dementia, suggesting that frailty should be considered in clinical care

Physical fragility can make people more prone to develop dementiaScientists have found that those over the age of 59 who were weak were more likely to have brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s and symptoms of dementia than those who in more robust health. They say fewer symptoms were discovered among people of the same age group who had substantial brain changes but were not […]

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities that others might consider routine

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’sDementia takes a toll on those who live with it—and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood, increased irritability, and changes in personality and behaviour. People who have AD/dementia also have twice the risk […]

Key nutrient ‘choline’ in mother’s diet might help fight Alzheimer’s in offspring  

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions: Alzheimer’s disease

Key nutrient ‘choline’ in mother’s diet might help fight Alzheimer’s in offspring  Recent research suggests that a maternal diet that is high in an essential nutrient can reduce the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on future generations. In the study, scientists bred mice that were genetically predisposed to develop hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease from females whose diet contained added choline. The descendants of these females developed fewer disease-associated […]

Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests study

A hormone released during exercise may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease. It may also explain the known positive effects of exercise on mental performance

Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests studyIrisin is a hormone generated by muscle tissue that is carried around the body in the bloodstream. Fernana de Felice at the Federal University of Rio de Janerio and colleagues found that people with Alzheimer’s had lower levels of the hormone compared with healthy individuals. In tests with mice, the team could induce learning and […]

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your diet

Carrots, in moderation, can be a part of a healthful diet. Here are five potential benefits you can enjoy by consuming the delicious root vegetable

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your dietHeart health Since they are high in soluble fibre, it is said that carrots can reduce levels of LDL and increase levels of HDL in our blood. This can reduce the risk of suffering blood clots and in turn, associated heart complications. “We know carrots can reduce cholesterol, they help lower blood pressure, and some […]
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