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Saturday, September 18, 2021



How exercise may help keep our memory sharp

August 26, 2021 12:58 pm

Irisin, a hormone produced by muscles during exercise, can enter the brain and improve cognition, a new mouse study suggests.

Explained: How an unproven Alzheimer’s drug got approved

July 22, 2021 8:21 am

In announcing its approval in June, the FDA acknowledged there was not sufficient evidence that the drug would help patients. Instead, it said it was greenlighting Aduhelm under a program called “accelerated approval.”

New drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease could cost the government as much as it spends on NASA

June 24, 2021 10:49 am

There’s little evidence that the drug, Aduhelm, slows the progression of dementia, but the Food and Drug Administration approved it this month. Analysts expect that Medicare and its enrollees, who pay a share of their prescription drug costs, will spend $5.8 billion to $29 billion on the drug in a single year.

Explained: The new drug for Alzheimer's disease

June 09, 2021 11:10 am

USFDA has approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in two decades. While it raises hope, it’s costly, and not a cure — it seeks to slow progression. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, affects 1 in 27 Indians above 60 years.

Aspirin does not lower risk of Alzheimer's or dementia: Study

March 30, 2020 7:15 pm

In order to arrive at the result, the study examined 19,114 men and women. They were above 70 years of age and did not suffer from dementia or any heart disease at the outset.

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

September 22, 2019 9:13 am

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

January 10, 2019 4:45 pm

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

September 08, 2018 4:34 pm

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

August 19, 2018 8:17 pm

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

March 27, 2018 9:04 pm

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.