Being married can protect you against dementia

Research has shown that people with spouses tend to be healthier than those without them. This may explain part of the findings, say the researchers: Married couples may motivate each other to exercise, eat healthfully, maintain social ties and smoke and drink less - all things that are associated with a lower risk for dementia

Being married can protect you against dementiaBeing married could help stave off dementia, a new study has suggested. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease. Experts conducted an analysis of 15 studies which held data on dementia and marital […]

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementia

The study findings revealed compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop dementia by age 65. The dementia risk increased with the severity of heart defects

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementiaPeople who survive childhood heart defects may have an increased risk of developing dementia before age 65, a Danish study suggests. “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects may be at higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood, such as epilepsy and autism, but this is, to our knowledge, the first study to […]

Protein in spinal fluid gives clues about early signs of dementia

A study shows that this protein increased as early as seven years before onset of symptoms, but only after other early signs of Alzheimer's appeared in the body like nerve damage

Protein in spinal fluid gives clues about early signs of dementiaScientists have identified a protein that may help them better study the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Many scientists believe that the immune system plays a role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia most notably marked by memory problems. The Munich researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, known […]

Dementia: India needs a separate national programme, say experts

Age UK found that as of November, out of the 458,461 people with a recorded diagnosis of dementia, only 282,573 had a new care plan or at least one care plan review on record in the previous 12 months. My Medical Mantra talks to the experts and decodes the Indian scenario

Dementia: India needs a separate national programme, say expertsMore than one in three people in England diagnosed with dementia are not getting the follow-up care they are entitled to, a charity has said. The NHS specifies that everyone diagnosed with the condition should have an individual care plan that is reviewed at least once a year. Speaking about the Indian scenario, Dr Avinash […]

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementia

The findings suggest this benefit is likely from important nutrients found in these vegetables, such as foliate, lutein and nitrate, which were also associated with slower cognitive decline. This may be because the nutrients protect against inflammation, stress and damaging changes in the brain

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementiaEating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. A […]

WCNR 2018: 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabliation a grand success

WCNR 2018 which held from February 07 to 10 at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai, concluded on a successful note.  Delegates and participants learned and were educated regarding the same and took home the message of the importance of NeuroRehabilitation. Also, the foreign delegates and the participations thanked and appreciated Dr Nirmal Surya's efforts and termed it as magnanimous one

WCNR 2018: 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabliation a grand successDr Nirmal Surya, president of WCNR, Abhishek Srivastava, joint-secretary WCNR, Raj Purohit, BJP MLA, Maharaja Gaj Singh, Dr Leonard Li and other dignitaries inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the lamp. Raj Purohit released the souvenir. On this occasion, the abstract guide was also released. Maharaja Gaj Singh, Head of Head Injury Foundation, who is the […]

WCNR 2018: Role of caregivers and dementia awareness discussed at a public form

On the last day of the WCNR 2018 conference, a special public forum was held regarding dementia which involved its patients, their caregivers, NGOs and doctors who discuss the disease and its problems at length. It is estimated that 4.5 million of elderly population in India are suffer from dementia and many cases go unreported

WCNR 2018: Role of caregivers and dementia awareness discussed at a public formShilpa Bakshi Chandawarkar, who had a family member suffering from dementia, says that being a caregiver to a patient with dementia has changed her outlook towards life. She said no one better than her understands the stigma attached to the disease better. She was the primary caregiver to her mother-in-law who was detected with dementia. […]

K’taka: Dementia care centre for elderly patients opened in Hubli

Dementia care centres in India are very few and this needs to be expanded. Believing in this, Prasad Bhide, founder of Aarambh, a residential care centre for the elderly at Powai in Mumbai has opened a centre for senior citizens suffering from dementia.

K’taka: Dementia care centre for elderly patients opened in HubliAlzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60 to 70% of cases, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated with a theme. ‘Remember Me’ was the theme of 2017’s World Alzheimer’s Day, which gave focus to dementia. According to Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders […]

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 […]

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 […]
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