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Alzheimer’s

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline, according to a study that shows wakeful brain produces more of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta than its waste-disposal system can handle. Levels of the protein rise, potentially setting off a sequence of changes to the brain that can end with dementia, researchers said. “This study is [...]

January 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Health experts, we should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday as they’re a great source of fiber, antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals. But are all vegetables as healthy as we think they are? They may not be, according to this new study. Some health experts are [...]

May 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A New Alzheimer’s Test Can Predict Your Risk

A New Alzheimer’s Test Can Predict Your Risk

  Alzheimer’s is a chronic disease that damages your mental functions and ultimately leads to memory loss. The disease affects your brain connections that start to degrade due to the damage caused to the brain cells. This causes difficulties with thinking, problem-solving and language. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease which means that symptoms appear gradually [...]

March 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Alzheimer’s Test Can Predict Your Risk

Study claims traditional Indian diet cuts Alzheimer’s risk

Study claims traditional Indian diet cuts Alzheimer’s risk

Consuming traditional diets of countries such as India, Japan and Nigeria – which have lower meat content than the Western diet – may significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found. Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of [...]

August 30, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Study claims traditional Indian diet cuts Alzheimer’s risk

Why the latest Alzheimer’s ‘cure’ might be too good to be true

Why the latest Alzheimer’s ‘cure’ might be too good to be true

Eroding people’s memories and wearing down the body, Alzheimer’s is a particularly startling and upsetting disease both for sufferers and their loved ones. And as the world’s population ages at an unprecedented and enduring rate, experts are racing to find a cure for a condition which blights an increasing number of people in their twilight [...]

July 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Why the latest Alzheimer’s ‘cure’ might be too good to be true

Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s

Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s

“Each day is a gift. You know you really realize that when you get older,” says Don. Don is one of the many people with Alzheimer’s disease participating in theBringing Art to Life art therapy program at the University of Alabama (UA)- Tuscaloosa. Now in its fifth year, Bringing Art to Life is a special [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s