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Dementia can drain words of meaning


July 27th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Dementia can impair one's ability to recognise words describing feelings such as 'thrilled' and 'annoyed', according to the latest research.Sharpley Hsieh and colleagues from Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Middle aged obesity can trigger Alzheimer’s


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Piling on the pounds in middle-age makes for greater chances of developing Alzheimer's -- as high as 80 percent. The latest evidence shows maintaining a 'healthy' ... Read more...

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Online tool can help worried seniors quickly determine dementia risk


January 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of ... Read more...

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Dementia drug could be ‘within our grasp’, say Oz scientists


October 29th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 29 (ANI): Australian scientists say that a drug treatment that could slow the onset of certain types of dementia could be 'within our grasp'.Dr John Kwok and colleagues from ... Read more...

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Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... Read more...

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Major depression more than doubles dementia risk in diabetic adults


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that major depression more than doubles the risk of dementia among adults with diabetes.Dementia is the progressive decline of thinking and reasoning abilities. ... Read more...

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Future global burden of dementia underestimated, say UK experts.


September 21st, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Experts at King's College London say that it has been underestimated how many people worldwide may get afflicted by Alzheimer's and other types of dementia in future.In ... Read more...

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BP drugs could protect against dementia


July 23rd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A class of blood pressure drugs, called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, could protect older adults against dementia and other impairments in cognitive function, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Patients with irregular heartbeat 44pct more likely to develop Alzheimer’s


May 16th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A new study from Intermountain Medical Centre in Salt Lake City has found that people with atrial fibrillation, a fairly common heart rhythm disorder, are 44 percent more ... Read more...

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Pylons, high-voltage cables double dementia-related death risk


November 11th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): People who live close to pylons and high-voltage cables double their risk of dying from Alzheimers disease and senile dementia, a shocking new study has claimed.According to ... Read more...

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Short arms and legs may boost dementia risk


May 6th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): People with short arms and legs are at an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, says a new study.The researchers believe that the link ... Read more...

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Wine may protect against dementia


April 11th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Women who drink wine are less likely to develop dementia over time, according to Swedish researchers.Researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg in Sweden analysed 1,458 ... Read more...

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PETs targeted imaging may lead to early diagnosis of dementia


March 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers have been able to classify different types of dementia with the help of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), raising hopes that it ... Read more...

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Learning disabilities linked to language problems later in life


February 12th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that learning disabilities are associated with language problems later in life.The study, conducted by Emily Rogalski, Ph.D., then at Northwestern University and now ... Read more...

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Folate deficiency may triple dementia risk in elderly people


February 5th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that folate deficiency may triple the risk of developing dementia among elderly people.For the study, the researchers followed the development of dementia ... Read more...

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