Hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide may not be responding to treatment simply because they are not Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent data. Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the numerous other kinds of dementia are becoming a global health issue. Increases in life expectancy the globe over have placed millions of people into the […]
More than two years ago, Greenpeace warned that India was facing an “apocalypse” because of air pollution. This week, we are given yet another warning about the public health catastrophe brewing in the air and festering in Indians’ lungs. This is thanks to the 2019 State of Global Air Report. In 2017, India lost 1.2 million […]
India faces sharply rising numbers of diabetes cases. For many people the disease is poorly managed due to a lack of knowledge – with wide-reaching health implications. One of these could be increased Alzheimer’s rates, as suggested by a new study. The study, carried out by the University of Southern California (USC), found that Alzheimer’s […]
Worldwide numbers of dementia cases are estimated to hit 131.5 million by 2050. India is unlikely to be exempt from this trend as conditions in the country indicate numbers are set to rise rapidly. India has an aging population, and with increased life expectancy in recent years the number of individuals living to the age […]
India gained 2.9 million cases of dementia in 26 years. This is according to recent research published in The Lancet, which revealed that the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia increased from 20.2 million in 1990 to 43.8 million globally in 2016.
Urban air pollution is a key risk factor in developing dementia claims a study recently published in the BMJ Open. Does this finding suggest a future spike in dementia cases in India’s metropolises? The study may shed some light on why Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more prevalent in India. Two decades ago it was a […]
Does the nation’s younger generation know enough about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? The alarming results of a new survey suggest no. 91% of youth don’t consider forgetfulness a disease The survey – conducted by Dr. Madhuri Behari, consultant of neurology at Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Delhi Hospital, Vasant Kunj – took place between December 2016 […]