Dementia News

BP pill has potential to slow down Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands found the drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning centre among people with Alzheimer's without affecting other parts of the brain.

Virtual reality can spot early symptoms of Alzheimer's: Study

VR could also help clinical trials of future drugs aimed at slowing down, or even halting, progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers said.


Brain stimulation may help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

The study, published in the journal PLoS One, found that healthy younger and older adults who received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) therapy performed better on a memory task than those who received placebo.

New method may detect dementia before it's too late

According to the study published in the journal Neuropsychologia, patients with a rare neurodegenerative brain disorder called Primary Progressive Aphasia, or PPA, show abnormalities in brain function in areas that look structurally normal on an MRI scan.

Common food additive may harm gut health: Study

Published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, the study investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent.

An Expert Explains: Status of vaccine development research in India, key health policy challenges today

Dr Gagandeep Kang, executive director of The Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad, Haryana, is the first woman Indian scientist and researcher to be elected as member of The Royal Society of London.


New blood test may detect Alzheimer's eight years earlier

Using current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have formed in the brain, said researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) in Germany.

New type of dementia has been identified

LATE, which tends to appear in the oldest-old, may seem the same as Alzheimer's to the lay person, but the disease inside the brain looks very different.

IIT-Gn develops tool to spot dementia by tracking eye movements

About 1,600 people have been screened already. The researchers used strandard tests -- long questionnaires that a patient answers with the help of a psychiatrist -- to validate their results.

Nuts may help prevent dementia reveals a study

Dementia can affect a person’s memory loss, thinking speed, mental sharpness and quickness, and understanding. A study has found, Eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day may maintain and even improve memory and thinking skills.