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 […]

Solving crosswords puzzles and Sudoku may not stop mental decline, suggests new study

Mental engagement through problem-solving games likes crossword puzzles, Sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia. Instead of this, one can always take up reading, playing board games, and playing musical instruments which could be beneficial according to researchers

Solving crosswords puzzles and Sudoku  may not stop mental decline, suggests new studyThe idea of ‘use it or lose it’ and doing problem-solving activities such as crosswords has been widely accepted as a way of protecting brains from cognitive decline in later life. However, researchers have found that while doing this throughout life could boost mental ability and give a person a ‘higher starting point’ from which […]

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%

A new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has found that women who are very physically fit in middle age have an almost 90% decreased risk of being diagnosed with dementia later in life, unlike their moderately fit peers, who are more exposed to this condition

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%Dementia, an umbrella term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterised by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments, affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This condition is most common among older adults, and a recent report suggests that more women live with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of […]

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear, reveals study

A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms appear, researchers claim. Scientists used ultrasound scanners to look at blood vessels in the necks of more than 3,000 people and monitored them over the next 15 years

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear, reveals studyThey found those with the most intense pulses went on to experience greater cognitive decline over the next decade than the other study participants Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. The actual dementia symptoms could be seen up to 10 years after […]

Researchers believe that our voice can reveal whether we’re getting ill

Canary Speech developed algorithms after examining speech patterns of patients with Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's. It enabled them to spot a number of tell-tale signs both pre and post-diagnosis

Researchers believe that our voice can reveal whether we’re getting illOur voices are amazing things. We can use them to sing, shout and whisper sweet nothings. We can use them to activate gadgets and prove who we are to banks. And now researchers believe they can also reveal whether we’re getting ill. A US start-up called Canary Speech is developing a way of analysing conversations […]

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals study

Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia, a condition involving dangerously high blood pressure, have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don’t have this pregnancy complication, researchers say

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals studyA leading cause of preterm birth, preeclampsia is an inflammatory blood vessel disorder that occurs in 2 per cent to 10 per cent of pregnancies, usually after 20 weeks’ gestation. In addition to high blood pressure, the condition can cause abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and fluid retention. Based on records for […]

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 […]

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adults

To learn more about how and whether being strong can ward off disability, a team of researchers examined information from a study called SHARE

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adultsAs we age, we may develop certain disabilities that make it difficult to walk, climb, balance, or maintain our fine motor skills. In turn, these changes can affect our ability to perform routine, daily tasks, which can lead to a loss of independence and reduced quality of life. However, experts say that it is often […]

Music therapy can help benefit patients suffering from dementia

Music accesses different parts of the brain than language, so music can be used to communicate or engage with someone who has been diagnosed with dementia, even if they no longer speak or respond to other people’s words. Playing soothing music to a person may inspire an emotional reaction in them

Music therapy can help benefit patients suffering from dementiaMusic therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests. Music therapy might also improve emotional well-being among those with dementia, researchers found. But they didn’t find any benefits when it came to cognition and behavioural issues such as agitation or aggression, according to the report in the Cochrane Library journal. […]

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds study

One in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their lifetime, estimate Dutch researchers in an observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds studyNearly half of women and a third of men over the age of 45 will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke during their lifetime, a new study says. The three conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and disability in the older population, with global costs estimated to be 2% of the annual world gross […]
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