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GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A GPS device that helps detect the whereabouts of elderly dementia patients was found to be very useful in locating those who had gone missing. According to police officials, all 30 senior dementia patients who received one of the devices were found after being reported missing. The average amount [...]

47% of Dementia Patient Caregivers “Quit Work” Or “Cut Down on Work Hours”

47% of Dementia Patient Caregivers “Quit Work” Or “Cut Down on Work Hours”

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly half of all guardians of dementia patients were found to have given up their job or decrease their work hours in order to care for their loved ones. This was according to a survey carried out by the Korea Dementia Association, the results of which were published yesterday. [...]

Local Gov’ts to Provide “Guardians” for Dementia Patients

Local Gov’ts to Provide “Guardians” for Dementia Patients

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A public “guardian” program for dementia patients will be implemented in South Korea starting September 20. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced today that a proposed revision of the law that would provide the legal framework for the initiative was resolved at the Cabinet meeting level. For patients [...]

General Anesthesia Could Contribute to Dementia

General Anesthesia Could Contribute to Dementia

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults who go under general anesthesia are 29 percent more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease than those who don’t. Although patients should not be afraid of going under general anesthesia, the study suggests that a patient’s cognitive performance should be checked [...]

Government to Invest 1 Trillion Won to Fight Dementia

Government to Invest 1 Trillion Won to Fight Dementia

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government will spend one trillion won on dementia research, care and infrastructure over the next 10 years, as patient numbers are set to reach 3 million by 2050. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Sunday that detailed plans for the dementia R&D project, which have [...]

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 [...]