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SNU Tablet PC Program Helps Elderly Improve Memory Recall

SNU Tablet PC Program Helps Elderly Improve Memory Recall

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have displayed improved memory recall after using an in-house cognitive training program developed by the neuropsychiatry department at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.  Titled “Ubiquitous Spaced Retrieval-based Memory Advancement and Rehabilitation Training” or “USMART” for short, the tablet PC-based program enables patients to [...]

South Korean Care Workers Face Hardships

South Korean Care Workers Face Hardships

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – With a plummeting birth rate and soaring life expectancy, care workers are emerging as one of the crucial professions in an aging South Korea where seniors now account for over 14 percent of the country’s population, but pressing issues such as difficult working conditions and poor treatment still remain [...]

Gov’t to Take More Responsibility for Dementia Patients

Gov’t to Take More Responsibility for Dementia Patients

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The new state program for dementia patients proposed by President Moon Jae-in is expected to affect some hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from memory loss and their families in the country, experts said Wednesday.  During the presidential campaign, Moon had stressed that the government should take more responsibility [...]

President Moon Pledges to Tackle Dementia

President Moon Pledges to Tackle Dementia

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s newly-elected president promised Friday that the government would take a more proactive role in tackling dementia, a mental illness that affects nearly one in ten elderly people in the country. Speaking to family members and dementia patients during a visit to the Seoul Sanitarium and Hospital, Moon [...]

Korean Medical Association Rejects Oriental Medical Treatment for Dementia

Korean Medical Association Rejects Oriental Medical Treatment for Dementia

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Association of Korean Medicine (AKOM), which dropped the word “oriental” from its English name several years ago to supposedly reduce Western cultural prejudices, is clashing with the Korean Medical Association (KMA), again, over the launch of a pilot project promoting traditional Korean medical treatment as an alternative for elderly dementia [...]

The First Research Pig with Dementia

The First Research Pig with Dementia

SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of Korean scientists has successfully produced a research pig with symptoms related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Research into dementia and Alzheimer’s is still in its early stages, and this new development could be instrumental for future progress. The team from Seoul National University, led by professors [...]