AI could be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

Researchers have succeeded in training an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to pick up early signs of cognitive decline, which could result in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) five years later

AI could be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appearAt present, there is no effective treatment or cure for AD, but a growing volume of evidence suggests that the disease could be prevented through lifestyle changes. The ability of AI to predict the likelihood AD could enable patients to make lifestyle changes and receive early intervention, which may delay or even prevent the onset […]

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds study

One in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their lifetime, estimate Dutch researchers in an observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds studyNearly half of women and a third of men over the age of 45 will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke during their lifetime, a new study says. The three conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and disability in the older population, with global costs estimated to be 2% of the annual world gross […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Easy to follow tips which can help you prevent onset of Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Easy to follow tips which can help you prevent onset of Alzheimer’sIt affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied, and occasionally preceded, by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour, or motivation. Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that primarily or secondarily affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

As anxiety is common in older people, rising anxiety symptoms may prove to be most useful as a risk marker in older adults with other genetic, biological or clinical indicators of high Alzheimer’s disease risk

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s diseaseAccording to a recent study, anxiety may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease in them. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Feeling sleepy during the day could be a warning symptom of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota published a study today in which they say they have linked sleep disruption to a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s. The researchers say disturbed sleep may allow amyloid proteins to accumulate in the brain, a process that can eventually lead to the disease

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Feeling sleepy during the day could be a warning symptom of Alzheimer’sResearchers know that a condition as complicated as Alzheimer’s can’t be traced to a single or simple cause. Genetic factors contribute to the degenerative brain disorder that robs people of their memory, and biological process related to aging play a role as well. But in recent years, scientists have uncovered some behaviour that may also […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Alzheimer’s interlinked with brain’s waste disposal system

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting around 70 per cent of dementia sufferers. The research findings were published in the Oxford Academic journal Brain

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Alzheimer’s interlinked with brain’s waste disposal systemA new study asks whether the endolysosomal system, which takes care of cellular waste, may be involved in the development of this condition. Despite this disease being so common among the ageing population, it remains unclear what exactly causes it. This means that treatments for Alzheimer’s tend to focus on managing the symptoms – such […]

Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

A recent study has reported that older adults who frequently report feeling sleepy during the day are three times more likely to develop beta-amyloid deposits in later life

Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s diseaseBeta-amyloid is a protein which is characteristically seen Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings are important because they suggest that helping people to get a good night’s sleep could prevent AD. Previous research has already shown that AD risk could be reduced by modifying diet, exercise and cognitive activity. However, sleep has not so far been […]

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exercise

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behaviour- like spending all day in your desk chair - were linked to changes in a part of the adult brain that's critical for memory

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exerciseResearchers discovered that among 35 adults aged 45 to 75 without dementia, those who spent more time sitting in the day had greater thinning of the medial temporal lobe. This is an area of the brain that is important for making new memories. Even high levels of physical activity did not make a difference, the […]

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementia

The main risk factor for dementia is older age. Genetic influences also play a role in the onset of the disease, but these are stronger for rarer types of dementia such as early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are nevertheless few lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementiaWhile genetics play a role, making a few lifestyle changes and addressing preventable factors can also help in delaying the onset of dementia. The disease is not a normal part of the ageing process and commonly causes the symptom of memory loss. While there is no cure, research has found some activities might help in […]
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