May 17, 2017

France Bed unveils robot baby for dementia patients

Japanese furniture maker France Bed Co. said Tuesday that it has developed a robot baby for people with dementia. The realistic-looking robot cries and laughs like a real baby when its hands and feet are touched. The product is expected to invigorate patients’ emotional ...

Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia

/ Mar 21, 2017

Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia

Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four years ago and she blames Sayers’ football career. He ...

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 ...