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: 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: Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?

A proof-of-concept brain imaging study suggests that exercising four or five times a week may delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease in people who already have toxic build-ups of beta-amyloid protein

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled trial led by Prof. Rong Zhang. The team published their findings in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Prof. Zhang is affiliated with the departments of neurology, neurotherapeutics, and internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. He and his team previously dedicated their […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Meditation can prove to be beneficial for adults with mild cognitive impairment

Research shows that adults with mild cognitive impairment who practice mindfulness meditation could experience a boost in cognitive reserve

Meditation can prove to be beneficial for adults with mild cognitive impairmentResearchers from Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA published a paper in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that highlights their findings. While the study was small and only involved 14 participants, the team found an association between mindfulness meditation and signs of improved measures of cognition in adults with mild cognitive impairment […]

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageing

A new study has identified an association between having a higher body mass and larger waist later in life, and a faster thinning of the cerebral cortex, which is a key characteristic of brain ageing

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageingHaving an unhealthy weight is a significant risk factor for many health problems, including developing metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, as well as cardiovascular problems. But could excess weight also be a risk factor for cognitive decline? This is the question that researchers from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in […]
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