‘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, […]

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 […]

Got 10 minutes? Here’s how to give your memory a boost

A small new study finds a short walk or yoga session could immediately improve memory function

Got 10 minutes? Here’s how to give your memory a boostWe all know that working up a sweat is good for our bodies and minds, but when you are working late to get caught up and then facing a long commute home, carving out an hour to hit the gym can feel impossible. But it turns out you don’t need to suffer through a 90-minute […]

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 […]

Expert health tips for preventing dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia

Expert health tips for preventing dementiaPlenty of us joke about forgetting where we put the keys, but the fear of developing dementia is very real. Based on current trends, it’s estimated that the cases of dementia happens worldwide in ageing populations, studies say that a number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, one form of dementia, will increase by more than […]

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain disease

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

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain diseaseI 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 […]
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