Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Sep 22, 2016

Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan’s aging, shrinking population was not a burden, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors and artificial intelligence. Abe’s comments on Wednesday came days after official data showed that Japan has 34.6 million people ...

Japanese aged 65 or above hit record 34.6 million

Sep 18, 2016

Japanese aged 65 or above hit record 34.6 million

The estimated number of people aged 65 or over in Japan stood at a record high 34.61 million as of last week, accounting for 27.3 percent of the total population, according to an Internal Affairs Ministry survey. The number of men 65 and above ...

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 ...

Aug 5, 2016

Being overweight may hasten brain aging: study

The brains of middle-aged people who are overweight or obese show signs of accelerated aging, according to a scientific study released Thursday. Levels of crucial white matter — connective tissue allowing different regions of the brain to communicate — were significantly lower in clinically ...

Jul 29, 2016

Sliver of hope seen in Alzheimer's drug trial

Efforts to find a drug that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease saw a glimmer of hope this week in a small trial using an experimental treatment. Researchers are testing the drug, known as LMTM and made by TauRx Therapeutics, Ltd. of Singapore, ...