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News tag: Dementia


Air pollution linked to stroke and dementia

27 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Adding to the already wide array of inconveniences, air pollution can lead to stroke and dementia, new research indicates. The study led by Elissa H. Wilker of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the Harvard T.H. Chan Public School of Public Health…


Alzheimer’s Disease treatment drug shows promise

7 Apr, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new drug aiming to treat Alzheimer’s Disease has been discovered by a team of researchers from Australia and China. University of South Australia scientists and colleagues from Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China, found the drug Edaravone can alleviate the progressive mental deterioration of Alzheimer’s Disease. Edaravone is…


Process of hibernation hints to dementia treatment

15 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
As bears, hedgehogs and mice enter hibernation, their brain connections are destroyed only to get repaired when they wake up, British researchers discovered. Scientists discovered “cold-shock chemicals” responsible for triggering the process by using theses to prevent brain cells from dying in animals, and said it is eventually possible to…


Onset of dementia preventable with simple lifestyle changes

18 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
By adding relatively simple changes to our lifestyle could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and similar forms of dementia, warns a new study of British healthy charity Age UK. In a review of academic studies, scientists determined that 76 percent of cognitive decline, changes in thinking skills occurring with…


Dementia risk in seniors doubled after head injury

28 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Having a mild concussion after age 65 might increase the risk of developing dementia, a new study claims. Surprisingly, head injuries have an especially strong impact on seniors compared to people in their upper middle age. Dr. Raquel Gardner, a clinical research fellow with San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center,…


Avoid dementia by keeping composed

22 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Worrying at no end not only keeps you up at night, but it also increases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new research shows. According to the study, anxious and moody women during their middle age have a double risk of developing the disease as they get older compared to…


Stunning images ignite memories in people living with dementia

14 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Stunning images taken decades ago help a group of people living with dementia by bringing back memories of their own lives. Joseph Hardman died in 1972, but his almost 5,000 glass negatives lived on when his wife donated them to the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal, Cumbria.…


Dementia sufferers receive new service

9 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease prompted North Yorkshire Council in conjunction with NHS to create a new service addressing the issue. This service will provide an extended number of dementia support workers who will work on one-to-one basic with people having dementia, giving patients an active and…


Stress, jealousy leading to Alzheimer’s disease in women

3 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New study published in “Neurology” draws surprising conclusions about women going through situations riddled with stress, jealousy or anxiety. The studied participants consisted of 800 middle aged women between 38 and 46, out of which 19% developed dementia at a later stage in their lives. The women were give questionnaires…


Green tea wards off dementia

30 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Regular green tea consumption keeps your mind fresh! One of the world’s most popular drinks, green tea has been recognized for its antioxidants that help accelerate metabolism and burn fat. But in a recent study, Japanese researchers determined the impact of regular green tea powder on the older peoples’ cognitive…