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Posts tagged "dementia"

How to tell if someone close to you has Alzheimer’s

Liaquat National’s Senior Citizens’ Centre looks after Karachi’s elderly

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November 22, 2019


High consumption of tobacco, ghee risk factors for Alzheimer’s: experts

Speakers say Alzheimer’s is poorly understood

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September 23, 2019


Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy

Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests

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August 19, 2018


Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby’s announced Friday.

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July 21, 2018


Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia: study

While physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not delay mental decline in people after they’ve been diagnosed, a study in nearly 500 people with the condition reported Thursday. While a fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, it “does not slow cognitive impairment,” researchers reported in The BMJ…

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May 17, 2018


Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia: study

Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. The study in more than 300,000 people in Britain found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed…

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April 26, 2018


Chronic heavy drinking linked to increased risk of dementia: study

NEWS DESK: Alcohol abuse is linked to an increased risk of dementia, with drinking disorders associated with a three-times greater risk of all types of the disease, a new study indicates, reported The Independent. Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal shows that the majority of cases of early-onset dementia in people below the…

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February 21, 2018


Fire at Japanese senior welfare residence kills 11

TOKYO: Eleven people were killed in a fire at a low-rent residence in northern Japan that mainly housed elderly people on welfare, police said on Thursday. The cause of Wednesday night’s fire in the city of Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, was still being investigated and victims were still being identified, police said. Public…

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February 1, 2018


Losing sense of smell in later life could be early signs of dementia, scientists warn

NEWS DESK: Losing the ability to smell peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather could be an accurate early warning sign of dementia, according to a new study, reported The Independent. The ability of nearly 3,000 people aged 57 to 85 to detect these five odours was tested by scientists. When they returned about five years later,…

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October 2, 2017


The dementia timebomb: Ageing Japan faces healthcare crisis

KAWASAKI: Kanemasa Ito compares caring for his wife Kimiko to waging a daily war with the devil. The woman he loved has all but disappeared — lost to dementia, she can no longer eat, bathe, or go to the toilet alone. “There is a demon inside her head,” Ito told AFP, articulating the dramatic change…

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June 2, 2017


Diet sodas raise risk of dementia, stroke: study

ISLAMABAD: People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week. According to doctors, diet drinks are not a healthy alternative to sugary drinks and suggests that people need to limit both, Health News reported. The findings do not…

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April 21, 2017


Living close to major roads increases dementia risk: study

LONDON: People living near major roads have a higher chance of developing dementia, according to a large-scale study published in British medical journal The Lancet on Thursday. The research looked at six million adults living in Ontario, Canada between 2001 and 2012, and found that those living less than 50 metres (yards) from a busy…

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January 5, 2017


Dementia linked to sudden drop in blood pressure and dizziness

People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at an increased risk for dementia, scientists say. Writing in Plos Medicine they suggest that less blood reaches the brain during these moments, leading to brain cell damage over time. Dementia experts say this is a “robust study” and “plausible…

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October 15, 2016


China, India face huge mental health burden

PARIS: China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, neurological and substance use problems than in all high-income countries…

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May 18, 2016


Worsening depression may be dementia cue: study

PARIS: People over 54 who suffer from steadily-worsening depression may run a higher risk of developing dementia, according to new research published Saturday that suggested it may be an early symptom. Other types of depression, such as one-off or recurring episodes, did not appear to pose a similar threat. “Only the group whose symptoms of…

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April 30, 2016


A third of Britons born in 2015 will develop dementia: study

LONDON: One in three people born in Britain in 2015 will develop dementia, according to an analysis commissioned by the charity campaign group Alzheimer’s Research UK. The study, conducted by the Office of Health Economics, shows “a looming national health crisis as the UK population ages”, the charity said, and underlines the need for global…

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September 21, 2015


Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: Report

ISLAMABAD: The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said. Dementia is an umbrella term for degenerative diseases of the brain, characterised by a gradual decline in the ability to think and remember, Medical Xpress reported on Tuesday. Accounting for well over…

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August 25, 2015


Cosmic rays may damage the brains of astronauts

WASHINGTON: It may not be space debris, errant asteroids, supply shortages, thruster malfunctions or even the malevolent aliens envisioned in so many Hollywood films that thwart astronauts on any mission to Mars. It may be the ubiquitous galactic cosmic rays. Researchers said on Friday long-term exposure to these rays that permeate space may cause dementia-like…

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May 1, 2015


Does midlife obesity protect against dementia?

PARIS: People who are obese in middle age run a lower risk of developing dementia later, said a large and long-term study Friday whose findings challenge the prevailing wisdom. On the other end of the scale, however, being underweight in the 40-55 age bracket was associated with a higher risk, the researchers found. While admitting…

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April 10, 2015


Antioxidants may not ward off strokes, dementia

NEW YORK: Older adults who eat diets high in antioxidants may not have a lower risk of dementia or stroke, a new study suggests.Researchers found that people who ate or drank lots of coffee, tea, oranges and red wine were just as likely to develop neurological problems over the next 14 years as those who…

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February 20, 2013


Vitamin D, calcium disappoint in dementia study

LONDON: Vitamin D and calcium supplements taken together in low doses offered no protection against dementia in a large U.S. study of older women, but scientists are still holding out hope for vitamin D alone.Past research has suggested that vitamin D might protect against memory loss and overall functional decline in the aging brain, but…

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December 7, 2012

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