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Memory troubles? it could be the polluted air you breathe

Air pollution may lead to increased dementia risk finds new study Air pollution has been previously linked to  heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease, but...

10 mins of small talk every day improves dementia outcomes

Training care home staff to conduct more social interactions helps patients Just 10 minutes of social interaction every day can improve quality of care for...

First study on incidence of dementia in the LGBT population

The colonial era Section 377 that makes homosexuality a crime, makes such data hard to come by in India The first dementia prevalence data from...

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...

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Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...