Tag Archives: Dementia

Surprisingly teetotallers, like big drinkers, are more prone to dementia

People who have sworn off alcohol for decades or longer run a higher risk of dementia late in life than moderate drinkers, according to a study published Wednesday. Long-term teetotallers were roughly 50% more likely to suffer Alzheimers or another form of neurodegenerative disease, scientists reported in the BMJ, a medical journal. With heavy drinking, however, dementia became even more ... Read More »

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

For the first time in history, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years. Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.The twist? These drugs have been around for decades, since they’re widely used to lower blood pressure and ward off heart disease. As ... Read More »

Don’t ignore dizziness when standing up, you may be at risk of dementia

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, may be at greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later, according to a study done by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. The study, published in journal of the American Academy of Neurology, involved 11,709 people with an average age of ... Read More »

Dementia patients can live better if they get care, support from friends

Good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care have been identified as some crucial factors linked to better quality of life for people with dementia, according to a study. “While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it’s equally vital that we understand how we can optimise quality of life for the ... Read More »

Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies have shown that medications commonly ... Read More »

Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

ANI | Jan 25, 2017, 04.30 PM IST   Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease According to researchers, certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in Journal of Medicinal Food ... Read More »

Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia

Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia (Robert Llewellyn/Getty Images) Individuals who develop high blood pressure at the age 80 or older – known as the ‘oldest old’ – may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found. Hypertension and other heart health risk factors are generally thought to increase dementia risk. “The study found that ... Read More »

Prostate Cancer Treatment May Double Dementia Risk: Study

WASHINGTON:  Men with prostate cancer who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as those whose hormone levels are not tampered with, researchers including one of Indian origin have found. Testosterone can promote the growth of prostate tumours, and so clinicians have used androgen deprivation therapy to lower testosterone and other androgens ... Read More »