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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 [...]

Stomach Removal Increases Dementia Risk for Cancer Patients

Stomach Removal Increases Dementia Risk for Cancer Patients

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has shown that if the stomach is surgically removed due to stomach cancer, the risk of developing dementia increases. A research team from Samsung Medical Center and Seoul National University made the announcement after comparing patients who underwent stomach cancer surgery between 2007 and 2012 with [...]

Gov’t Announces Massive Dementia Research Initiative

Gov’t Announces Massive Dementia Research Initiative

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is set to make a significant investment over the next several years to develop early diagnosis, prevention and treatment technologies for dementia and to determine the causes of dementia. According to new plans announced by the government, the Ministry of Health and Welfare will team up with [...]

Dementia-related Medical Costs Top 2 tln Won amid Rapid Population Aging

Dementia-related Medical Costs Top 2 tln Won amid Rapid Population Aging

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s dementia patient numbers and spending on the condition have soared in recent years amid the rapid aging of the country’s population, data showed Monday. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to Rep. Kim Kwang-soo, the number of people diagnosed with various [...]

S. Korean Researchers Announce 5-Minute Test for Dementia

S. Korean Researchers Announce 5-Minute Test for Dementia

DAEJEON, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new method to distinguish the severity of dementia by analyzing brain waves. The Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), jointly with the Human Anti-Aging Standards Research Institute (HASRI), announced on Thursday the development of a new technology that analyzes brain waves [...]