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Oxygen therapy improves brain function in lung patients

Dementia is common in people with chronic lung disease Lung patients suffering breathing difficulty can benefit from breathing in additional oxygen. The oxygen improves the function...

High blood pressure increases dementia risk

Research shows people who are hypertensive have a higher risk of dementiaHigh blood pressure may accelerate the rate of memory loss. A new study in...

Losing a spouse increases dementia risk in old age

Boston researchers identified "widowed" as an at risk group for dementiaMarital status may be a red flag for dementia. Researchers at Boston University School...

Drug overuse in dementia patients a problem: study

Following a diagnosis of dementia in older people, medication use increased by 11 per cent in a year People living with dementia often tend to...

Getting hit on the head repeatedly could lead to dementia says...

This is the first study with a large cohort to analyse relation between traumatic brain injury and dementiaSustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is...

Slow walking speed in older people could be a dementia red...

The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease but other causes exist too Older people who walk slowly may be at a greater dementia...

Fitter middle aged women develop dementia later than average

Study found such women develop dementia at an average of 11 years later than others Keeping fit at middle age may be the key for...

Chronic heavy drinking could lead to early onset dementia

The study included all French nationals diagnosed with dementia between 2008-13 Chronic heavy drinking could lead to early onset of dementia, according to a French...

Congenital heart defect may be an early dementia red flag

Babies born with heart defects have a higher risk of developing early dementia as adults Congenital heart defects may be an early warning sign for...

At low levels, alcohol may actually be good for the brain

Researchers used mice to show that small doses of alcohol can help clean waste matter from the brain, thereby reducing the risk of dementiaIf...

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