This human enzyme may help find cure for dementia

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:38

New York, June 28, Scientists have identified a naturally occurring human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, a finding that can help develop new therapeutic strategy for these diseases, a study sayd.


Delirium can accelerate dementia process

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:12

London, Jan 21 (IANS) When people start becoming delirious, it may have a long-lasting impact on their brains, accelerating the dementia process among them, a new study has found.


Mini-strokes may contribute to dementia

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:08

New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Although mini-strokes may seem to last only for a few minutes, the effect may be long lasting and is likely to contribute to dementia, research have suggested.


Hypertension in late life may protect dementia risk

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:26

New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Individuals who develop High blood pressure at the age 80 or older -- known as the 'oldest old' -- may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found.


Actor Andrew Sachs dies at 86

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 14:08

London, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86 following a secret four-year battle with dementia that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak.


Leukemia drug may treat Parkinson's disease, dementia

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:48

Washington, July 13 (IANS) A drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat leukemia has the potential to improve motor and cognitive functions of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia, a small study has found.


Depressed seniors are at dementia risk

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:08

London, May 1 (IANS) Elderly people who experience steadily increasing depressive symptoms are more likely to suffer from dementia, finds a study.