October 10, 2018Taiwanese author and cultural commentator Lung Ying-tai shares the lesson she learned about dismissing the wisdom of older folk when, as a teenager, she summarily dismissed an aged lecturer only learning after he died how much wisdom he had to share.
September 11, 2018IN the largest study of its kind ever conducted, new UK research has found that people who suffer a stroke could be around twice as likely to develop dementia.
Led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, the new meta-analysis looked at data on stroke and dementia risk gathered from 48 studies with a total of 3.2...
September 8, 2018Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, is not a “normal” part of aging but a disease involving the progressive loss of brain and nerve cells.
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t affect just the patients; it also profoundly changes the lives of caregivers and family members who not only have to witness and...
April 27, 2018In one study, results showed that participants who had positive beliefs about ageing were 44% less likely to develop dementia over the next four years than were their counterparts with negative beliefs.
October 10, 2017A new US study suggests that for women in their 40s, high blood pressure could be a risk factor linked to developing dementia.
Led by Dr Rachel A. Whitmer of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, the research looked at 7,238 men and women who were part of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care...
September 21, 2017One of the things everyone worries about when it comes to ageing is forgetfulness, which could sometimes be a sign of something more serious, like dementia.
Dementia is the loss of one's cognitive functioning (thinking, remembering and reasoning), as well as behavioural abilities. A person suffering from dementia might find it...
August 17, 2017Dementia patients often struggle with long-term memory, which can make it difficult for them to carry out everyday tasks.
But there are little things family members can do to help them remain independent, experts say.
Small changes can make a real difference, like giving the family member a single key for the house door, rather...
February 9, 2017
Son: Who is my mum?
Mum: I don't know.
Son: Who am I?
Mum: I don't know.
A 45-year-old American man named "Joey" has been making a series of videos featuring him and his 66-year-old mother, Molly, who suffers from Lewy body dementia and posting them up on his YouTube channel.
Joey and Molly hope that through their...