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Six Lifestyle Choices that Can Protect from Memory Decline

A study that followed nearly 30,000 adults for more than ten years discovered that six lifestyle factors can significantly reduce memory loss in old age. Healthy diet, regular exercise, active social interaction, cognitive activity, non-smoking, and avoiding alcohol were all...

Viagra Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s by Almost 70%, Study Says

New research published recently suggests that Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug Viagra can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 69 percent. The research, which was published in Nature, found that the medication has a direct effect on...

First Drug Slows Brain Destruction in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers have announced the very first drug that slows brain destruction in Alzheimer's patients, thought it is still in the early stages of development. The drug known as lecanemab is part of a new era of drugs for treating Alzheimer's,...

More Than 200,000 Diagnosed With Dementia in Greece

More than 200,000 people—206,366 to be precise—have been diagnosed with dementia in Greece, according to an international report released on Wednesday on World Alzheimer's Day 2022. According to the forecasts, the number of people with dementia in Greece is expected...

Greek-Australian Professor Pioneers New Way to Diagnose Dementia

Diagnosing dementia could be entirely overhauled in the near future using new research by Greek-Australian Professor Dennis Velakoulis.

Coffee May Decrease Chances of Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study suggests that coffee consumption may decrease your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease. The study, which was published last November, sheds light on the mysterious disease, for which there is no cure as of now. While coffee does...

Some Neurons in the Brain Selectively Respond Only to Sound of Singing

Scientists on Tuesday announced they had found an unexpected response to singing in the brain, suggesting particular groups of neurons appear to respond selectively to these particular sound. In a Current Biology journal article, a team of scientists in the...

Johns Hopkins University, Greek Researchers Join Forces to Tackle Dementia

Greek researchers from the US' Johns Hopkins University and Ionian University have joined forces to confront the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and its related disorders in Greece. Presented by the Greek Initiative Against Alzheimer's (hiaad.org) in a press conference held...

Neuropsychologist Addresses Special Needs in Testing Dementia in Elderly Greek-Australians

Greek-Australian neuropsychologist Matthew Staios has identified a series of issues in testing and potentially misdiagnosis of elderly Greek-Australians for dementia. According to his LinkedIn profile, the most recent doctoral research Staios is conducting focuses on "adapting, translating, and norming a range...

Nursing Homes Emptying During Crisis

More and more Greek families are relying on their elderly relatives'  pensions. With soaring unemployment and reduced salaries and allowances, pensions of a few hundred euros retirees receive every month can make the difference to the family budget. In some...