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Tag: Dementia Risk

Taller Men May Have Lower Dementia Risk In Old Age

London: Men who are taller in young adulthood may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, according to new research. Previous studies have suggested that height may be a risk factor for dementia, but much of this research was not able to take into account genetic, environmental, or other early-life factors that may […]

Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

London: Being more socially active in 50s and 60s is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later on, a new research has found. “People who are socially engaged are exercising cognitive skills such as memory and language, which may help them to develop cognitive reserve – while it may not stop their brains […]

Late onset of menstruation may raise dementia risk

New York: Women whose menstruation starts later and those who enter menopause early may have a greater risk of developing dementia, say researchers. The findings showed that women who had their first menstrual cycle at age 16 or older had a 23 per cent greater risk of dementia than women who had their first menstrual […]

Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring: Study

Toronto: Adults both with and without Alzheimer’s disease have poorer cognition skills in winter and spring than late summer and early autumn, according to a new study. The findings showed that average cognitive functioning was higher in the summer and fall than the winter and spring, equivalent in cognitive effect to 4.8 years difference in […]

Heavy drinking, abstinence from alcohol may up dementia risk

London: Middle aged people who abused alcohol or abstain from it may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study. However, the researchers warned that the results do not encourage people who do not drink to start drinking. “The findings strengthen the evidence that excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor […]

Know how middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk later

London: A high blood pressure level but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension can put 50-year-olds at increased risk of developing dementia later, revealed a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg. People with a systolic blood pressure (the top number) of […]

Irregular heart rate, carotid disease may up dementia risk

New York: Patients suffering from abnormal heart beat, also known as atrial fibrillation, and diagnosed with carotid artery disease could be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a research. Blockages in the carotid artery, which gradually build up as people age, restrict blood flow to the brain. The study showed that the […]