Alzheimer News

Alzheimer’s Day: Patients need empathy, someone to talk to, say doctors

The cluster of symptoms, consisting of progressive loss of memory, impairing the functioning of day to day activities, affecting cognitive skills, are indicative of dementia. An umbrella term in itself, it can be caused by various factors. Azheimer’s, characterised by memory loss, is one of its symptoms.

Decreased deep sleep may signal Alzheimer's disease: Study

Most 80 per cent were cognitively normal, and the remaining were very mildly impaired. The researchers monitored the participants' sleep at home over the course of a normal week.


Feeling sleepy during the day may trigger Alzheimer's: Study

People who feel sleepy during the day are nearly three times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who have a good night's sleep.

Families cope with emotional struggle as dementia arrives too early for some

The last official document by Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) in 2010 pegged Indian patients of dementia at 3.4 million, putting healthcare costs at Rs 14,700 crore annually.

Reducing Alzheimer's stigma crucial for prevention research

For the study, published in the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, a random sample of 317 adults was asked to react to a fictional description of a person with mild stage Alzheimer's.

Lost memories can be restored: Research

Researchers may be able to restore lost memories in early-stage Alzheimer's patients, suggests a new study.


Drug for skin disorder may help in treating Alzheimer's: Scientists

Scientists researched that It may be possible to treat Alzheimer's disease with a drug used for treating a skin disorder.

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In healthy brains, muscles are temporarily paralysed during sleep to prevent this from happening.

A blood test that can predict Alzheimer's

The blood test can identify 10 lipids, or fats, in the blood that predict Alzheimer's disease onset.

New gene linked to Alzheimer's identified

The gene affects accumulation of protein amyloid-beta which is the main cause of Alzheimer's disease.