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New Alzheimer’s Treatment on Horizon as Dementia Reversed for First Time in Dogs

New Alzheimer’s Treatment on Horizon as Dementia Reversed for First Time in Dogs

SYDNEY, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With the once dominant amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease suffering yet another crushing blow this week, the field is desperate for a ray of hope. Enter S2N, a new Australian biotech pioneering an all-new neurorestorative approach, aiming to rebuild and replace the lost brain cells in Alzheimer’s that underlies clinical symptoms.  [...]

Senior Spouses of Individuals with Dementia More Likely to be Diagnosed with Dementia: Study

Senior Spouses of Individuals with Dementia More Likely to be Diagnosed with Dementia: Study

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Seniors with a spouse suffering from dementia are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia themselves, a study showed Monday. A research team from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital conducted a survey of 784 senior couples in the country who are over 60 years of age every two years [...]

New Diagnosis Method Detects Parkinson’s Disease Through Walking Posture

New Diagnosis Method Detects Parkinson’s Disease Through Walking Posture

UIJEONGBU, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A new diagnostic method that looks at how a person walks to determine if they are suffering from Parkinson’s disease or dementia has been patented. A research team from St. Mary’s Hospital in Uijeongbu developed a new diagnostic method that collects data from an individual’s shoes to diagnose degenerative [...]

Researchers Develop AI Platform to Share Knowledge on Dementia Care

Researchers Develop AI Platform to Share Knowledge on Dementia Care

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based service platform to share knowledge on the symptoms of dementia patients and how to care for them. Based on an ontology model, which refers to technology in which AI understands and processes human knowledge, the [...]

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 [...]