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DEMENTIA NEWS

Is wearing dirty clothes an early sign of dementia?

January 27, 2023 12:08 pm

As dementia progresses, patients may have difficulty with self-care tasks such as bathing and dressing, said Dr Rakesh Lalla, consultant-interventional neurology, at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan

Is it possible to spot signs of dementia nine years before diagnosis?

January 19, 2023 12:39 pm

Using data from the UK Biobank database, the study pinpointed problem solving and number recall as two of the early signs of developing dementia

Study proves how Vitamin D deficiency causes dementia in older adults

January 10, 2023 3:27 pm

'It’s interesting that improvement in cognition was noted with correction of moderate deficiency. Vitamin D plays an important role in neural development, neuroplasticity and brain functioning,' says Dr Sucheta Mudgerikar, senior consultant neurologist at Apollo Hospitals, Gandhinagar

Can Vitamin D help older adults lower risk of dementia?

December 13, 2022 6:02 pm

A study says so and while this is encouraging, it needs to be tested on larger groups. Besides, Vitamin D supplementation should be done with the doctor’s advisory as toxic levels may lead to heart arrhythmia, say experts

Do multivitamins boost brain health and memory?

November 18, 2022 3:15 pm

Vitamins do have an impact on cognition though not as profound. What is needed is an antioxidant called glutathione, says Professor Pravat Mandal, former director-in-charge of the National Brain Research Centre

Understanding the link between a Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of dementia

October 19, 2022 9:02 pm

Dr Priyanka Rohatgi, chief clinical dietician, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore emphasised that many foods such as processed meats, refined grains, sweets and desserts, excessive alcohol intake, and saturated fatty acids are risk factors for dementia

What’s the link between dementia and Vitamin B12 deficiency?

October 14, 2022 6:35 pm

Increasing Vitamin B 12 can slow down cognitive decline. We do not recommend routine B12 supplementation. But immediate supplementation is necessary for an individual who has imbalance or anaemia due to B12 deficiency to avoid further complications such as dementia. However, preventing or treating B12 deficiency will not completely prevent other causes of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, says Dr Siddharth Kharkar, Consultant Neurologist at Nanavati Hospital.

Viral infections including Covid are among the important causes of dementia – one more reason to consider vaccination

October 03, 2022 12:42 pm

In addition to viral infections, there are at least four other contributing causes: cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes (especially if untreated), traumatic brain injury and alcohol.

Nightmares are a good predictor of future dementia – new study

September 27, 2022 3:35 pm

The results of the study suggest frequent nightmares may be one of the earliest signs of dementia, which can precede the development of memory and thinking problems by several years or even decades – especially in men.

World Alzheimer's Day: Expert answers frequently asked questions on this form of dementia

September 21, 2022 12:20 pm

Dr Vinay Goyal, director - Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram said people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease are encouraged to challenge their minds by eating colourful foods, which can help prevent or at least delay dementia

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