Tag Archives: Dementia

Women with dementia receive less medical attention: Study

London: Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP (general practitioner), receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, reveals a new study by the University College London (UCL).

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Dementia Epidemic

Recently, on unfolding Hindustan Times, I noticed a headline to a column that went on to elaborate that India has the third highest number of dementia patients. Professor Prince of London who made this claim is one of the world leaders in neuroscience research.

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India has high potential to export drugs based on plant actives

Dr Mukesh H Shukla is a bioherbal research scientist based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His herbal discoveries have earned him recognition both in and out of India in the field of alternative medicines.

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Indian American doctor writes health guide with twist of humour

Washington: An Indian American doctor has brought out a book on short-term memory loss or dementia chalking out positive steps people should take to prevent it — all with a humorous twist.

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Alzheimer’s researcher gets 2013 Skandia Lennart Levi Prize

Stockholm: Miia Kivipelto, professor of clinical geriatric epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet (KI), has been named the winner of the 2013 Skandia Lennart Levi Prize.

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Indian scientists develop new technique to probe Alzheimer’s

Kolkata: Probing the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), known as a silent killer, has been made easier by Indian scientists here who have developed a non-biological platform for assessing the efficacy of potential drugs and the way they work. The new technique enabled the successful testing of two soon-to-be patented drugs.

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Scientists identify biological mechanism that plays key role in early-onset dementia

Washington: Using animal models, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how a protein deficiency may be linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) — a form of early-onset dementia that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. These results lay the foundation for therapies that one day may benefit those who suffer from this and related diseases that wreak havoc on the brain.

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More Indians falling pray to Alzheimer’s disease

New Delhi: With an increasing elderly population falling prey to it, Alzheimer’s disease, a kind of dementia, stands as one of the biggest health threats in India, say doctors.

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Kerala may have over 2 lakh dementia patients by 2021

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is estimated to have over two lakh dementia patients by 2021, said a report on the eve of World Alzheimer’s Day, which is observed each year on September 21.

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Mild cognitive impairment associated with disability and neuropsychiatric symptoms

London: One of the first studies to investigate the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in low and middle income countries finds that MCI does not depend on socio-demographic factors, and is associated with disability and neuropsychiatric symptoms.

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