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Category: Diseases :: Age-Related :: Alzheimers
Last updated: Oct 14 2017 23:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Need for policy on dementia 23.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Age-related dementia is still not seen as a public health issue.
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Funds crunch hits new initiatives (Sunday Three) 23.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
The State government had come up with an ambitious initiative in 2014 to strengthen healthcare support for dementia patients but, even three years later, not much has happened on the ground.The progra...
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Poor detection, poorer care 23.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Across the world, detection of dementia cases is woeful 10% on an average, and India is no exception. In high income countries, the detection rate is between 40-50%. Thus a vast majority of the affect...
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Sugar, the unhealthy pleasure 23.9.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Sugar, the unhealthy pleasure
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“Hospital’s are getting more cases of Alzheimer’s” 22.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Onset of the disease can be retarded, says VIMHANS chief psychiatrist
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KMC Hospital launches Alzheimer's Clinic 21.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Adding another feather to its cap, the KMC Hospital, Mangaluru, has launched a unique and first-if-its-kind Alzheimers Clinic in Mangaluru. Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. There is one new case of dementia worldwide every three seconds. The currently available treatments help slow down the progression of the disease in some cases for periods between six and 18 months and the main class of such compounds is the Cholinesterase inhibitors. The Alziehmers Clinic at KMC consists of various investigations and comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) by a panel of consultants that includes a geriatric specialist, a psychiatrist and a psycho-social consultant. "As of 2015, there were over 46 million people worldwide with dementia, 58% of them live in low and middle-income countries and this figure is set to increase to more than 131 million people by 2050. Although, there are no specific preventive measures to recommend, what can be ...
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India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts 21.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With the increase in the ageing population, India urgently needs to formulate a national policy for tackling rising cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia which can impair memory and significantly lower quality of life, health experts have said.
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World Alzheimer's Day: Alzheimer's burden on women 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi , Sep 21 : How would you feel if you wake up one day and find yourself surrounded by strangers, all of whom claim to be your family?
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World Alzheimer's Day: Forgetfulness could be dangerous 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi , Sep 21 : Alzheimer's disease causes the slow progressive neurological disorder which impacts the memory and other cognitive mental functions like thinking and reasoning skills.
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Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease? You may be a patient of Type 3 diabetes 21.9.2017 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi , Sep 21 : According to statistics, about 3.7 million people in India suffer from Alzheimer's disease and this is likely to double by 2030.
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Alzheimer's Disease: Myths and Facts 21.9.2017 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi , Sep 21 : More than four million people in India are afflicted with some form of dementia, with Alzheimer's being the most common cause.
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Dementia cases under-reported; patients need specialised care 20.9.2017 deccanherald.com
"Looking at her, I felt guilty and asked myself what I did that she fell into this situation. "When the disease became severe, she stopped listening to me. She could not recognise her grandchildren, she forgot to speak, she forgot how to eat, she started losing focus even while walking," said Wing Commander (retd), D P Sabarwal, who took care of his wife (Kanta Sabarwal) who has been suffering from Alzheimers for the past 10 years. "She walked into another building thinking it is our apartment. That is when we took her to a psychiatrist," said Sabarwal. He said it takes a major toll on the care giver and will affect their mental health. Kanta was later taken to Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), an NGO which has tied up with the government to care for the elderly. Kanta is among hundreds of people who suffer this condition as a result of the Alzheimers. "There are around 30,000 people in the city with dementia. But this is under-reported," said Dr Radha Murthy, managing trustee and co-founder of ...
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World Alzheimer’s Day 2017: India’s silent sufferers 20.9.2017 TOI: All Headlines
World Alzheimer’s Day 2017: India’s silent sufferers
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Alzheimer's disease looms as elderly population in India rises: Report 20.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As the Indian population ages fast, the burden of Alzheimers disease will continue to increase and put additional pressure on the limited resources available to tackle the situation, a report said.
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Sharing the burden 20.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
It is World Alzheimers Day today and it will do well to make an effort to understand a little more about the condition and the role of the caregiver
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Researchers discover the language of Stem Cells 20.9.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sept. 20 : Stem cells control the cells around them, inducing them to perform specific functions.
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Programming cells like computers to fight disease 18.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new research.
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New AI system can predict Alzheimer's 10 years in advance 17.9.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can accurately identify signs of Alzheimer's disease almost 10 years before clinical symptoms appear. Researchers from University of Bari in Italy developed a machine-learning algorithm to discern structural changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease. Using MRI scans, the system detected early signs with 84 per cent accuracy by identifying changes in how regions of the brain are connected. They trained the algorithm using 67 MRI scans, 38 of which were from people who had Alzheimer's and 29 from healthy controls, the 'New Scientist' reported. The idea was to teach the algorithm to correctly classify and discriminate between diseased and healthy brains, researchers said. The team then tested the algorithm on a second set of scans from 148 subjects. Of these, 52 were healthy, 48 had Alzheimer's disease and 48 had mild cognitive impairment (MCI) but were known to have developed Alzheimer's disease 2.5 to nine years later. The system ...
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Recognizing and Relieving Sandwich Generation Caregivers Stress 16.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2017 : For many families, September ushers in the annual ritual known as "back to school." Dreaded by kids and celebrated by parents, the return to school marks a time of transition to more rigid schedules after a few months of fun and flexibility.
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Headache? Lack of concentration? Start exercising! 16.9.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
>Exercising several times a week (for 30 to 60 minutes) may sharpen reasoning and learning skills.
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