Here’s how you can boost your brain power

Adding just a few of these activities to your weekly schedule will enhance your mind and give your brain a boost. If you only have time to fit one brain-enriching task into your week, we recommend getting out for a brisk walk. Physical activity has no end of benefits for your body and mind

Here’s how you can boost your brain powerHumans have brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to change for better or worse at any age. This flexibility of the brain plays a significant role in the development or decline of our brains, and how our distinct personalities are shaped. Neural connections can be forged or severed, and grey […]

Alzheimer’s progression can be eased when we disrupt this particular protein

Alzheimer's is characterized by an accumulation of amyloid plaques between nerve cells. Amyloid is a protein found in healthy brains. In Alzheimer's, however, the protein is folded incorrectly, creating a form known as beta-amyloid, which is toxic to brain cells

Alzheimer’s progression can be eased when we disrupt this particular proteinInhibiting an interaction between two specific proteins may be a new way to target dementia. A recent study using a fruit fly model could help to design a way of slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. An estimated 1 in 3 seniors dies with one form of dementia. Affecting more than 5 […]

Neurodevelopmental disorders in children: Solution for parents

Neurodevelopmental disorders are characterised by developmental deficits that usually show up early in a child’s development, many times before the child enters elementary school, and can run throughout the individual’s lifetime. These brain function deficits can affect a person’s emotions, memory, ability to learn, socialise and maintain self-control. Coming Saturday, a conference will be held for doctors, psychologists, therapists, counselors, educators and parents at the LTMG Sion Hospital auditorium about neurodevelopmental issues among children

Neurodevelopmental disorders in children: Solution for parentsNeurodevelopmental disorders are disorders related to the development in the central nervous system. This includes variety of dysfunctions like that of the brain or motor functioning which could be rather difficult for any individual to handle without the help of experts. For parents with any doubts about neurodevelopmental issues in children, Dr Samir Dalwai is […]

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

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 […]

Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsy

Epilepsy or seizures is one of the most common neurological disorders in India, with a prevalence of 5 per 1000 people; translating into a burden of more than 5 million cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide

Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsyEpilepsy is one of the oldest disorders of the brain, affecting more than 60 million people worldwide. It has no age, racial, or geographical boundaries. It’s sudden and dramatic appearance has mystified mankind since a long time, no wonder it is surrounded by prejudices and myths. Seizures, sometimes called ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’ can be frightening […]

Know how to deal with déjà vu

Déjà vu is ‘already seen’ and refers to the feeling you get when you feel you have been somewhere before or done something already, that you really haven't, and you know this strong feeling is not warranted - that is, you are aware the feeling isn't true. Here, the experts tell you about how to get rid of the déja vu feeling

Know how to deal with déjà vuDéjà vu, the strong feeling that you have experienced a current situation, even though you haven’t experienced it before. As per experts, it is common and almost everybody experiences déjà vu at some point of time and they advice to get it treated if it is persistent.    Dr Avinash Desousa, co-founder of Desousa Foundation, explained, […]

Daily crosswords can enhance brain function in later life

researchers calculate that people who engage in word puzzles have brain function equivalent to ten years younger than their age, on tests of grammatical reasoning speed and short term memory accuracy

Daily crosswords can enhance brain function in later lifeThe more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online trial has found. Experts at the University of Exeter Medical School and Kings College London analysed data from more than 17,000 healthy people aged 50 and over, submitted in an online […]

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatment

Triple receptor drugs, originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, were tested on mice with severe nerve cell degeneration and scientists found their learning and memory formation were much improved by the drug

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatmentA drug developed for type 2 diabetes has “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers now want to test it on humans. The treatment is exciting for scientists because it works by protecting the brain cells attacked by Alzheimer’s disease in three separate ways, rather than relying on a single approach. […]

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

There is growing evidence that the quality of a person's sleep is linked to the occurrence or severity of a number of psychological conditions, ranging from PTSD to depression. However, this study is the first significant one to explore whether a person's pattern of sleep can be used to predict whether he or she might be vulnerable to PTSD or develop PTSD following a traumatic event

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reasonThe quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

Beware! Your cabbie can be sleep deprived

We all travel by cabs regularly. Sometimes, we notice the driver in a confused state, agitated or irritated. But, you will be shocked to know that two taxi-drivers from Mumbai have posed a unique case to doctors about sleep deprivation

Beware! Your cabbie can be sleep deprivedToday, sleep deprivation is one of the most commonly found problems. Your body needs sleep, just as it needs air and food to function at its best. Without enough sleep, your brain and body systems won’t function normally. It can also dramatically lower your quality of life. However, as a passenger, the last thing that one […]
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