How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone? An international team of scientists has examined the issue and developed a simple and cost-effective test. [Read more…] about How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone
Heathrow’s ambition to deliver excellent passenger service has taken one step further as it announces its commitment to becoming the world’s first dementia friendly airport.
The world’s aging population is expected to increase the prevalent cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Analysis of the epidemiological trends of AD in the seven major markets (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan), determined that the total prevalent cases of AD are expected to increase from 10,604,756 cases in 2016 to 13,759,918 cases in 2026, at an annual growth rate of 2.98%, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
A team of German and French researchers recently identified a new peptide that could be involved in the Alzheimer disease.
The η-amyloid – or eta-amyloid – belongs to the same family as the beta-amyloid involved with the development of the disease. It has escaped notice from researchers for thirty years. According to research teams, its discovery could impact some clinical trials that are currently ongoing.
Several diseases and symptoms, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases; they may also increase the risk of developing the Alzheimer disease. Studies have indeed shown that 80% of Alzheimer’s patients also have cardiovascular disease. [Read more…] about A healthy mind in a healthy body: stay physically active!
In the United States, first-year college students imagined an application for smartphones, Remember Me, in order to help Alzheimer’s patients recognising their relatives.
In Tunisia, Samsung and Tunisian agency 3SG BBDO developed the Backup Memory Project, which is another type of application, so that patients could easily remember their close circle. [Read more…] about Are there any smartphone applications for Alzheimer’s patients?
In Taiwan, researchers have developed a blood test able to detect the potential risks of Alzheimer’s among patients. This test is already being performed in several Taiwanese medical centers. [Read more…] about A blood test to detect Alzheimer is being developed in Taiwan
Worldwide, nearly 36 million people suffer from Alzheimer or a related dementia. Although the diagnosis of Alzheimer is simpler and more reliable than it used to be, a diseased person can still need assistance to take meals. Meals are supposed to be relaxing moments; however, the caregiver can face difficulties. The person needing help can refuse to eat or be unable to use silverware by themselves. How can lunch, dinner or supper become enjoyable again? What food should be avoided and preferred?
Here are a few nutrition guidelines for Alzheimer patients.
In Netherlands, Hogeweyk village is a special retirement home hosting patients with Alzheimer suffering from advanced dementia. This retirement home with an innovative concept, offers its residents a different living environment far away from usual staff in uniform and medical monitoring. The idea is to recreate a familiar lifestyle, as patients are allowed to move freely at their discretion. Indeed residents can walk, have a cup of tea, do their shopping, attend workshops …
ALZ is a poetic and touching experimental game conceived by Dylan NG that can slip into shoes of an Alzheimer’s patient.
By moving a faceless character with the keyboard arrow, you find yourself immersed for a few minutes in the daily difficulties of the disease.