dementias

Simple lifestyle changes can prevent Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over half of all Alzheimer's disease cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions.The biggest risk factors for Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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LEDs may help improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury


March 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A study found that at-home, daily application of light therapy via light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp led to improvements in cognitive function and post-traumatic ... Read more...

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Bilingualism can delay onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has found that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years."We are not claiming that ... Read more...

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Bilingualism can delay onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms by 5 yrs: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has found that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years."We are not claiming that ... Read more...

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Global cost of Alzheimer’s: 1pc of global GDP - and growing: Report


September 21st, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia revealed that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are taking a massive toll on the global economy, and the problem ... Read more...

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Women really do have better memories than men


July 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Wondering how your wife manages to remember the wedding anniversary everytime? Well, scientists at Cambridge University have found an explanation - women really do have better memories than ... Read more...

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Apple juice perks up mood in Alzheimer’s patients


June 15th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Apple juice can improve mood swings in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients, says a new study. Indoor AD patients administered two four-ounce glasses of apple juice daily for ... Read more...

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Apple juice ‘can enhance Alzheimer’s patients’ mood’


June 15th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that those suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) can enhance their mood with apple juice.In the study, after institutionalized AD patients consumed two 4-oz glasses of ... Read more...

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Memory test may help spot pre-dementia


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Memory and language tests can diagnose 'hidden' early dementia, according to British experts.While most dementias are missed for years as the symptoms are not clear until considerable brain ... Read more...

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Elderly patients at risk from side-effects of dementia drugs


May 28th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Side-effects associated with commonly-prescribed dementia drugs may be exposing the elderly to risk, says a new study led by an Indian Canadian. Cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl) are ... Read more...

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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can save billions of dollars


May 13th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save billions of dollars in costs while improving care, according to a new study. The research by University of Wisconsin-Madison ... Read more...

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Delirium hastens memory decline in Alzheimer’s patients


May 5th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): An episode of delirium rapidly accelerates cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ... Read more...

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Drug may improve memory of Alzheimers patients


February 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study, conducted on mice, has shown that a drug used in a type of hereditary metabolic disorder could improve the memory of people suffering from ... Read more...

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New drug discovery tool for Alzheimer’s disease unveiled


April 29th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at Sirenade Pharmaceuticals AG in Munich, Germany, have discovered a new drug discovery tool for Alzheimer's disease.They demonstrated that an abnormal form of tau protein, as ... Read more...

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