Alzheimers Disease News
Alzheimer's disease affects more than 30 million people worldwide and remains an illness for which there is no cure. It has also afflicted personalities such as late US president Ronald Reagan and British fantasy author Terry Pratchett
World Alzheimer's Day is observed on 21 September to create awareness about the disease, which currently has no cure
A promising avenue for early diagnosis is detecting biomarkers — biological signatures of lesions caused by the illness.
It is a neurodegenerative disease that deteriorates memory and cognitive abilities. It also creates difficulty in problem-solving and multitasking
Research published in the journal Nature pinpoints the role of a messenger hormone called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), found in much higher levels in older people and mice than their younger counterparts
Daily intake of cheese, wine linked to decrease in risk of age-related cognitive decline, reveals study
The dietary intakes of the participants of this study, however, were self-reported and not clinically supervised or controlled
The model had an 88 percent success rate in predicting the onset of Alzheimer's in the same patients over the course of four years.
The study conducted on over 50,000 people in the UK found that the most significant and consistent risk factors of COVID-19 included dementia and cognitive disorders. This risk was only seen in individuals older than 70 years of age
Exposure of young population to air pollution may increase risks of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other neurodegenerative diseases
Fine particulate air pollution usually shoots up during the winter months, especially in parts of North India, due to crop burning and excessive bursting of firecrackers.
World Alzheimer's Day: Support and tools for caregivers limited, so are options for Alzheimer's care
The needs of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers aren't addressed, with the health care system already burdened with challenges in providing primary care.
The impact of dementia on a young person, their lives and those around them can be immense and often debilitating.
The number of patients with AD is projected to triple by 2050, with much of the growth attributed to the elderly age bracket.
Alcohol-related dementia: How to identify and treat condition that neurotoxicity, vitamin B1 deficiency may cause
What many do not know is that excessive alcohol consumption is also a cause of dementia
Gut microbes are connected to brain diseases; probiotic foods, high fibre, low sugar diet key in keeping your stomach healthy
Many studies in the past have suggested that the microorganisms in the gut can affect the brain.
Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study
Researchers have shown changes to intestinal mucus affect the balance of gut bacteria but no-one made the connection between gut mucus and the brain.
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) may soon overtake doctors to correctly diagnose conditions from breast cancer to kidney disease.
One in ten samples from major Indian rivers contaminated with heavy metals, as per a nationwide survey of surface water by CWC
The CWC cited population growth, rise in agricultural and industrial activities were are largely responsible for the heavy metal pollution.
The processes of regulating insulin synthesis, maturation, secretion and signaling in diabetes were not well-understood.
Apples can protect us from a range of diseases — from lung cancer to brain stroke — and offer health benefits like improved memory.