Dementia News

Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

Preventing dementia is a public health priority, and previous studies have suggested that poor lung health, which is often preventable, may be linked to a greater risk of developing dementia, said researchers.

A Matter of Dignity

As the number of its elderly increases, India needs strategies to deal with dementia.


High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause dementia later, study

Suffering from pre-eclampsia increases the risk of vascular dementia by almost double and the risk is even higher for women over the age of 65.

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.

Mumbai: Dementia patient ‘goes missing’ again, kin blame shelter home

The senior citizen, Bhikhalal Jhanjrukiya, went for an evening stroll with his wife Manjula in Dombivli on April 4. “We walked for half an hour. After that he took a right turn and disappeared,”

Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

A recent study has found that smoking not only increases the risk of cancer or heart diseases but also can possibly cause dementia. Apart from this, even diabetes can also increase the risk of dementia.


How middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk later

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. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg.

Yellow spots in eye could be new biomarker for dementia: Study

The tiny yellow spots in the eyes have long been thought to be harmless, but the findings showed that 25 per cent of people with Alzheimer's have more number of such spots compared to four per cent of healthy people.

Decoding dementia: It's not a demon (May 21-27 is Dementia Action [Awareness] Week)

Patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia deserve our love and respect, but nothing can replace the full-time care and attention that a professional caregiver can provide. We should plan our care with care.

Common antidepressants linked to dementia risk

The researchers found a greater incidence of dementia among patients prescribed anticholinergic antidepressants and anticholinergic Parkinson's disease medications than among older adults who were not prescribed these drugs.