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 […]

Is heading a football putting players at risk of brain damage?

According to tentative evidence from UK scientists, players who head balls may be more prone to incur serious health problems. Repetitive blows in boxing can also cause long-lasting brain damage

Is heading a football putting players at risk of brain damage?Repeated headers during a footballer’s professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists. The research follows anecdotal reports that players who head balls may be more prone to developing dementia later in life. The Football Association says it will look at this area more closely. Experts said […]

Alzheimer’s disease: 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

Alzheimer’s disease: 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 […]

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

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 […]

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

The report, which combines the work of 24 international experts, says lifestyle factors can play a major role in increasing or reducing an individual's dementia risk. It examines the benefits of building a "cognitive reserve", which means strengthening the brain's networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia riskOne in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline, reveals study

Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers suggest

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline, reveals studyIn the study of nearly 7,000 middle aged and older men and women, cognitive functioning declined over time for everyone, but it degraded slightly more and slightly faster for those who had been widowed, regardless of whether they remarried. At the same time, having a high level of education or at least one living sibling […]

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 […]

Frequent sauna use can lower dementia risk in men

Researchers speculate sauna use increases heart rate in a way that is comparable to exercise, which benefits heart health. This same mechanism could also be beneficial for memory

Frequent sauna use can lower dementia risk in menStudy leader Prof. Jari Laukkanen, of the University of Eastern Finland, and team recently published their findings in the journal Age and Ageing. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, there are around 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia. Unless new prevention and treatment strategies are found, this number is expected to reach 131.5 million by […]

New blood test developed by scientists detects Alzheimer’s with 90% accuracy

The test developed and validated by scientists from Japan and Australia could speed up the pace of Alzheimer's disease drug trials. The blood test opens the way for possibly far cheaper and less invasive tests for amyloid beta, which builds up in the brain as Alzheimer’s develops

New blood test developed by scientists detects Alzheimer’s with 90% accuracyScientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The work, published in the journal Nature, is an important step towards a blood test for dementia. The test was 90% accurate when trialled on healthy people, those with memory loss and Alzheimer’s […]

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say experts

Senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, often at times go missing from their homes. According to recently released Indian National Crime Records Bureau 2016 - reportedly there are total of 30,767 missing senior citizens. In 2016 alone, 13,236 were reported missing. 17,531 were reported missing from the previous years. Only 9,467 were found, i.e. just 30.8% among these figures

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say expertsOn Wednesday, an incident was reported wherein a senior citizen from Versova went missing and was found after 30 hours in Cuffe Parade. Kiran Sharma (name changed), a 76-year-old suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes has no memory of how he reached Cuffe Parade. On Wednesday noon, patrolling policemen spotted Sharma in Cuffe Parade. He couldn’t […]
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