CNN founder Ted Turner reveals he has Lewy body dementia
US billionaire media mogul Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, has revealed he is battling Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that alters memory, mood, movement and behavior. In an interview to air Sunday on CBS, the 79-year-old Turner opened up about his battle, and even struggled to remember the name of the disorder. "It's…
Heavy drinking, long-term abstinence could contribute to dementia risk: study
Reseachers said on Friday that heavy drinking or long-term abstinence could both contribute to increased risk of developing dementia.
Lifelong habits and healthy lifestyle, key to dementia prevention
Dementia is a condition that occurs when part of the brain responsible for learning, memory, decision-making, and language is affected by infections or diseases and is severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Warding off dementia
Globally, cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s in the elderly (and not so old) are on the rise.Dementia is a debilitating ailment that can affect the wellbeing of seniors especially in the area of memory loss, making them dependent on others for care.
Learning new language, playing musical instrument could be key to avoiding dementia
Playing a musical instrument or learning another language could protect against dementia, according to research.Scientists found that the process of learning as an adult trains the brain to become more efficient.
Physically fit women 90 per cent less likely to develop dementia
Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit...
Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fibre, higher dementia
Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease. In particular, a new study from University of Texas (UT) Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain Institute suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibers in the brain. This deterioration results in…
Walking slowly associated with mental decline
Scientists have long believed that a slower walking pace in older people may be linked to dementia.
Walking three hours weekly can boost brain function, stave off dementia
A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests.