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Dementia, a ’silent tsunami’


April 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Nirmal Mehra, was 70, and principal of a well-known school in Delhi when signs of dementia began to show up. Mehra, an army officer's wife ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to stress can predict dementia


November 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) A memory stress test could make it easier to predict who has greater chances of developing dementia.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), with ... Read more...

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Driving mistakes increase with age


May 17th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Young adults who are essentially good drivers are prone to commit dangerous driving mistakes as they age, a recent study has claimed.While most studies of older ... Read more...

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Test to detect Alzheimer’s at its earliest stage ’seems possible’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): UK researchers believe they can now detect the most common form of dementia - Alzheimer's disease - at its earliest stage, many years before symptoms appear.They reckon that ... Read more...

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Evidence to confirm ginseng’s brain boosting ability is weak: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A comprehensive review of research has failed to find convincing evidence of benefits related to popular herb ginseng which many people can improve thinking ability and prevent or ... Read more...

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Large doses of B-complex vitamins may help slow progression of dementia


October 26th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A two-year clinical trial in England has shown that large doses of B-complex vitamins could reduce the rate of brain shrinkage by half in elderly people with memory ... Read more...

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Hard to detect dementia in elderly people in Britain


October 25th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Elderly people in Britain who suffer from dementia are hard to detect today as they fare better in intelligence tests than their predecessors, a study has found.Dementia, ... Read more...

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Today’s 70-yr-olds ’smarter than their predecessors’


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study reveals that 70-year-olds today do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors.The research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, involves a large proportion of ... Read more...

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How to spot the early signs of dementia


August 8th, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The early stages of Alzheimer's and other causes of dementia can be difficult to spot, but there are some signs that be useful in spotting the disease. Early signs ... 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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Education provides protection against dementia


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Education not only delays the early symptoms of dementia, but can also slow down the development of the disease, researchers have found.The finding is a part of the ... Read more...

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Soon, software to detect early signs of dementia


August 27th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): For older people, using computer could provide a warning that they may be experiencing the subtle early signs of dementia, according to a new study.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Less social activity ’speeds up motor function decline in elderly’


August 15th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Older adults who spend less time socializing experience more rapid decline in motor function, a new study has found.The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggested ... Read more...

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Formal education ‘reduces negative effects of Alzheimer’s’


August 12th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Formal education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if a manifest brain volume loss has already occurred, according to a new study."We know that there ... Read more...

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Formal education reduces Alzheimer impact


August 12th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Education reduces the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if brain volume loss has already occurred, says a study carried out in Germany. Robert Perneczky, department of ... Read more...

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Superior language skills in 20s may protect against Alzheimer’s


July 9th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): People with greater language abilities in early adulthood may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a new research.A team from Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Novel tool to predict Alzheimer’s risk in elderly developed


May 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, San Francisco have developed a new tool that may help predict whether people age 65 and older have a high risk of developing ... Read more...

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New tool can help predict Alzheimer’s risk


May 14th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A new tool can help predict who among people above 65 are particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease. "This new risk index could be very important both for research ... Read more...

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Dementia rates may be reduced by increasing school leaving age


March 28th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): Cambridge University researchers say that the time spent in education may reduce people's risk of dementia later in life.The researchers compared the mental abilities of elderly people, ... Read more...

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A small glass of wine a day could keep dementia at bay, at least for women


December 29th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Drinking a small glass of wine a day could delay the onset of dementia in women, according to a new study.Dementia is a degenerative condition that affects ... Read more...

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A bit of wine, chocolate, tea can help boost memory


December 24th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): A modest amount of wine could help to beat memory loss and delay the onset of dementia, claim researchers, who added that the same goes for a ... Read more...

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Study links low childhood IQ to dementia


June 26th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Lower IQ in children is a possible risk factor for vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study. Vascular dementia is the most common kind of ... Read more...

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Low childhood IQ linked to dementia in old age


June 26th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A persons IQ in childhood may predict his or her odds of getting a common form of dementia in old age, according to a new study.Researchers at ... Read more...

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115-yr-old womans normal brain debunks Alzheimer’s inevitability theory


June 10th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Studying an unusual case of a Dutch woman, who retained an essentially normal brain function until her death at the age of 115, experts have come to ... Read more...

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World’s oldest woman shows Alzheimer’s not inevitable


June 10th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) An unidentified 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life is being held up as proof that the elderly need not succumb to a degenerative brain condition ... Read more...

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