Tag - alzheimers-disease



The latest figure is significantly less than a previous projection released in 2015 that said more than 8 million people would have dementia by 2040.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 8, 2024
Nearly 6 million elderly people in Japan will have dementia by 2040
While the figure is lower than a previous projection, the latest estimate still showed a steady growth in the number of people with dementia.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2019
Biogen and Eisai revive plans for Alzheimer's drug aducanumab, but prospects still shaky
Biogen Inc. revived plans on Tuesday to seek U.S. approval for the Alzheimer's treatment aducanumab and said data from more patients in two discontinued studies showed the drug reduced the decline of patients.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2019
Japanese team discovers dizziness drug can improve poor long-term memory
Researchers discover that people's long-term memories can be improved by taking a large dose of a dizziness medication that boosts the amount of histamine in the brain.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Sep 27, 2018
Scientists look to Chinese soup ingredients to treat dementia
The ingredients in this experimental brain treatment may be better known to enhance cooking, not cognition.
Sep 21, 2016
Growth in senile dementia cases
Japan must prepare to handle a larger number of senile dementia cases as the size of its eldlerly population increases.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 9, 2016
Number of patients physically restrained at psychiatric hospitals soars
The number of patients physically restrained at psychiatric hospitals more than doubled to 10,299 in fiscal 2013, compared with a decade earlier, data released Monday by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry show.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2015
Japan's children face a dementia boom
Confucius said it's not enough merely to provide for our parents. We must revere them. To fail in filial reverence, he said, is to be no better than the animals.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2015
Films focus on dementia and find hope
Last week, a 47-year-old woman was arrested for killing her 81-year-old mother and "assisting" in the suicide of her 74-year-old father. The woman had been found on the banks of the Tone River in Saitama Prefecture, into which she and her parents had driven in order to drown themselves.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2015
Julianne Moore takes on a role that her peers would avoid in 'Still Alice'
Julianne Moore says she was surprised to learn that people in some parts of the world have mistaken "Still Alice," her film about Alzheimer's disease, as "science fiction" and even "horror-comedy."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 6, 2015
Help at hand for dementia patients
They would enter the bank and ask for their cash. Yuriko Asahara, behind the counter, would check where they would stash it — in the side pocket of a handbag or perhaps deep down in a shoulder bag.
Nov 25, 2014
As Chinese live longer, Alzheimer's cases rise
The Chinese government should be prepare for a sharp rise in the number of dementia patients as the world's second largest country's population rapidly ages.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 11, 2014
Japanese team unveils blood test regimen to detect Alzheimer's before symptoms appear
A group of Japanese experts announces they have developed a blood test measure to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease before patients show symptoms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 4, 2014
Japan wakes up to reality of dementia, seeks unique solutions
Asayo Sakai banged on the front door, demanding to be let out. She was at her daughter's apartment, where Asayo has lived for the past six years. She has no memory of how she got there or what she's doing there.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2014
Dementia burden weighing on more families
Despite government efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia, the illness takes a heavy toll on patients and those who care for them.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2014
Now is the time to research Alzheimer's
The team leader at the Laboratory for Proteolytic Neuroscience at Riken's Brain Science Institute is not a man usually given to making apocalyptic statements.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2014
Researchers find key Alzheimer's protein
A research team from institutions in Japan and Germany has identified a protein in the brain that may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of improved prevention and treatment, according to a study published Thursday.
Oct 10, 2013
Japan team develops compound to prevent Alzheimer's
A team of Japanese researchers has developed a compound to suppress the formation of a protein believed to cause Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published Wednesday in a British science journal.


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