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Estimation of Tau and Phosphorylated Tau181 in Serum of Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients

Alzheimer’s disease is neurodegenerative disorder which causes a progressive dementia that currently affects over 35.6 million individuals worldwide and it is expected that it will be more than triple by 2050…

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Effect of Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. on Oxidative Stress with Possible Implications in Alleviating Selected Cognitive Disorders

Generation of highly Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) is an integral feature of a normal cell. Of late, knowledge of free radicals and ROS has brought about a revolution in the domain of health and disease…

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The Prevalence, Correlates, Detection and Control of Diabetes among Older People in Low and Middle Income Countries

There are few epidemiological studies of diabetes among older people in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Nationally representative surveys in…

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Case Study: Appropriate Care for an 80 Year Old Man from India with Dementia

By: Dr. P. Lal Arora
I have known of an 80 years old business man in India who started with memory loss a couple of years ago and was diagnosed with…

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Link Between Vitamin D and Dementia Risk Confirmed

Vitamin D deficiency has been known to be associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in elderly people, but until very recently, it was not known to what extent this correlation existed. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, led by Dr. David… 

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Basics of neurological disorders for primary care physicians

Neurological disorders include structural, biochemical, or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal chord, or the nerves leading to or from them, resulting in a wide range of debilitating symptoms. Neurologic disability is on the rise and may be considered a “hidden” epidemic for India, soon to join the burden of… 

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Alzheimer’s disease drug donepezil demonstrates promising safety profile

Key Point: Donepezil’s cardiac safety profile appears promising in this small-scale, short-term study. If drugs with a similar mechanism of action that affect acetylcholine are prescribed in patients receiving this therapy, patients should be closely monitored for potential cardiac effects. However, these effects have not been significantly demonstrated in patients… 

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