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AI Speaker-based Memory Training Program Effective Against Dementia: Study

AI Speaker-based Memory Training Program Effective Against Dementia: Study

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that a memory training program called Brain Tok Tok that was built for South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co.’s artificial intelligence (AI) speaker NUGU can help to delay the advancement of dementia. A research team from Seoul National University College of Medicine conducted [...]

Researchers Discover Protein that Can Alleviate Dementia

Researchers Discover Protein that Can Alleviate Dementia

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Minor brain inflammation is instantly recovered, but in severe cases, it can bring about irreversible brain damage, causing degenerative brain diseases such as dementia. A South Korean research team has discovered a protein that can suppress the brain inflammation. The National Research Foundation of Korea announced on Wednesday that [...]

Dementia Patients More Vulnerable to COVID-19

Dementia Patients More Vulnerable to COVID-19

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the prolonged spread of COVID-19 has left patients suffering from cognitive disorders such as dementia physically and socially more vulnerable. A research team from the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital stressed in a report that elderly people with cognitive disorders have a higher [...]

S. Korea Unveils Investment Plan for Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

S. Korea Unveils Investment Plan for Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will invest 200 billion won (US$172 million) over the next nine years to conduct research on technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, the health ministry said Monday. The investment plan was unveiled to mark World Alzheimer’s Day, designated by the World Health Organization to boost [...]

Researchers Develop Mathematical Formula to Assess Dementia Risk in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers Develop Mathematical Formula to Assess Dementia Risk in People with Parkinson’s Disease

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed an equation to assess the risk of dementia for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, a university said Thursday. A research team led by Lee Phil-hyu and Chung Seok-jong, professors of neurology at Yonsei University College of Medicine, had developed a model and an equation tool [...]

Acupuncture Proven Effective Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Acupuncture Proven Effective Against Alzheimer’s Disease

DAEJEON, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) revealed scientific evidence that acupuncture is effective against Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently 830,000 people over 65 years of age with dementia in South Korea, which means that at least 1 in 10 senior citizens in the country [...]

Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance plans for Alzheimer’s disease have jumped in sales after the illness gained public interest in recent months. The Korea Credit Information Services reported on Wednesday that the number of applications for Alzheimer’s insurance plans reached 1.3 million early last year, up threefold since the second half of the [...]

Research Confirms Substance in Oats Fights Dementia

Research Confirms Substance in Oats Fights Dementia

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have discovered that oats can be effective in preventing and treating dementia. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) and Chonnam National University, in a joint experiment, fed a rat with Alzheimer’s disease an Avenanthramide C (Avn-C), substance found in oats, for two weeks. The results showed the [...]