Tag: Alzheimer S Disease

Covid may up risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among the older

The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, indicated that people 65 and older who contracted Covid-19 were more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease in the year following their Covid-19 diagnosis.

  • Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Can a saliva test advance Alzheimer's disease diagnosis?

Toronto: Scientists have identified biomarkers that can help in early detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples. A saliva test would prove useful in clinical settings for its ease and non-invasive nature. It also has the potential to detect neurodegenerative diseases earlier on, allowing for early intervention, said a team from […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Opioid use may up hip fracture risk in Alzheimer's patients

London: Using strong painkiller opioids doubles the risk of hip fracture among people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. This could be because opioids are known to increase the risk of falls which, in turn, may lead to hip fracture in older people, said researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The study […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Can aspirin reduce Alzheimer's disease symptoms?

New York: Administering low-dose aspirin — a commonly used medication to treat pain, fever, or inflammation — may help in reducing plaques in the brain, reducing Alzheimer’s disease pathology as well as protecting memory, reveals a study led by Indian-origin researcher. The findings showed that the common over-the-counter medication decreases amyloid plaque — major signs […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Brain cholesterol may increase Alzheimer's disease risk

London: Cholesterol — a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases — may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. The findings, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, suggests that in the brain, cholesterol acts as a catalyst which triggers the formation of the toxic clusters of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Alzheimer's patients may benefit from cell therapy

New York: Transplanting a special type of neuron into the Alzheimer’s brain can restore memory and other cognitive functions, a study has revealed that can lead to new treatment. The brain relies on the perfect coordination of many elements to function properly. If one of those elements is affected, it affects the entire body. In […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
2 drinks a day may be good for brain: Study

New York: Besides helping you relax, a couple of glasses of wine after a busy day may tamp down inflammation and help the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests new research. While excessive consumption of alcohol is a well-documented health hazard, the new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Multi-gene test found effective in predicting Alzheimer's disease

San Francisco: In a new test, a research team has found that combining the effects of over two dozen genetic variants help in predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. The advantage of the test, known as Polygenic Hazard Score (PHS), is relative to testing only for the well-known […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer's disease

New York: A future non-invasive eye test may allow early detection of Alzheimer’s disease before memory loss kicks in, say a team led by an Indian-origin researcher. Retina being an extension of the brain, the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) will check patients’ vision as well as brain health, said the study published in the […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Mushrooms may prevent cognitive decline in elderly

Singapore: Older adults who eat mushrooms more than twice a week can halve their risk of losing memory as well as language and attention skills, a key factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, finds a new study. The study, led by a team from the National University of Singapore, found that even one small […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer's in patients

London: Researchers have found that a drug, called nilvadipine that is consumed as a pill to control hypertension, could also help patients combat Alzheimer’s disease without affecting other parts of the brain. Nilvadipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure (HBP). According to the study published in Hypertension: Journal of the […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
AI could be a boon for Alzheimer's patients

New York: Artificial Intelligence (AI) can prove to be essential for healthcare providers to detect and manage Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, from which 44 million people suffer worldwide. In the study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the team introduced supervised Machine Learning (ML) as a modern approach and new […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Yoga As Good As Aerobic Exercise For Super Brain Health

New York: If you do not like or cannot perform aerobic exercise for some reason, try yoga to improve brain health as scientists led by Indian-origin Neha Gothe have found evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The findings are based on a review focused […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Brain Protein That Could Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

Toronto: Researchers have found that a protein that regulates white blood cells in the human brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The results published in the journal Communications Biology suggest that this protein, called CD33, could have important implications in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. “Immune cells in the brain, called microglia, play a critical […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Repetitive Negative Thinking Linked To Dementia In Later Life

London: Researchers have found that repetitive negative thinking in later life may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, revealed that persistently engaging in negative thinking patterns was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. “Here, we found that […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021