Ex-teen idol David Cassidy, 66, says he has dementia

Feb 21, 2017

Ex-teen idol David Cassidy, 66, says he has dementia

Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health. The former “Partridge Family” singer and actor, ...

Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes

Dec 9, 2016

Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes

A city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost: tagging their fingers and toes with scannable barcodes. A company in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, developed tiny nail stickers, each of which carries a ...

Students experience dementia via virtual reality

Nov 29, 2016

Students experience dementia via virtual reality

What does it feel like to forget where you are and why you’re at a place — in other words, what is it like to experience the symptoms of dementia? Silver Wood Corp., operator of a housing complex for elderly people, has developed a ...

Nov 20, 2016

21% of old dogs may be senile: study

One in five pet dogs 8 years old or above — 50 in human terms — are suspected of having symptoms of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, a survey by a veterinary researcher shows. The 2015-2016 survey by Mami Irimajiri of the ...

Sep 12, 2016

G-7 health chiefs vow to boost dementia care measures

Health ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Monday to boost dementia care measures amid the rapid graying of societies, as they wrapped up a two-day meeting in Kobe. Representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the ...