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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive decline

Researchers have now found that regular tea consumption could more than halve the risk of cognitive decline for older adults, particularly for those with a genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease

Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive declineTea is one of the most popular beverages in the United States; in 2015, more than 3.6 billion gallons of tea were consumed in the country, with black tea being the favorite. The possible health benefits of tea consumption have been well documented. A recent study published in The American Journal of Public Health, for […]

12 health benefits of drinking pomegranate juice

Adding pomegranate juice to your diet reduce your risk for chronic disease and inflammation. Do check with your doctor before drinking it every day to be sure that it won’t interfere with your medications

12 health benefits of drinking pomegranate juiceFresh juice doesn’t have to be green or full of spinach to be healthy. Pomegranate juice contains more than 100 phytochemicals. Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. The pomegranate fruit has been used for thousands of years as medicine. Today, pomegranate juice is being studied for its many health […]

Dementia risk increases for people residing in places with heavy traffic

Emerging research highlights a new element that might influence the chances of developing dementia - living close to major, busy roads, such as highways or motorways

Dementia risk increases for people residing in places with heavy trafficDementia describes a wide range of brain illnesses that progressively lead to the loss of cognitive functioning. It affects reasoning, memory, behaviour, and the ability to perform daily tasks. The World Health Organization (WHO) report that approximately 47.5 million adults are currently affected by dementia worldwide. The most common risk factors are age, family history, […]
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