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The importance of dementia day care services during COVID-19
Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, and Research Manager Ms Bel Wong, explain the necessity of dementia day care services during the pandemic.
Lowest global rates of dementia in Indigenous communities
The healthier pre-industrial lifestyles which Indigenous communities live by present solutions in preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia – as seen in their lower rates of the disease.
How to help someone living with dementia understand the COVID-19 pandemic
Kym Ward, Dementia Project Coordinator at The Brain Charity, offers insight into how to support those living with dementia during times of uncertainty and isolation.
Dementia day care service during the COVID-19 pandemic
Professor Timothy Kwok discusses the importance of maintaining dementia day care service during the COVID-19 Pandemic
$2 million grant to explore link between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s
Researchers at WVA are investigating the connection between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s Disease using new $2 million grant from NIH
Protecting ageing synapses through exercise
Keeping the ageing population as active as possible, enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition.
Alzheimer’s: A disease not just about memory loss
Head of Research Dr Sara Imarisio brings to light emerging research on the link between epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease
Preparing for the next pandemic: Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease, a growing silent pandemic, is discussed here by Project Alzheimer’s Value Europe (PAVE), who introduce their stakeholder forum that focuses on developing new research in the field, such as emerging therapeutic & diagnostic innovations.
Latinx with dementia and caregiving: A balancing act
Dr Lynn Woods, Professor in the Department of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, discusses the challenges of dementia and caregiving within the Latino community.
Supporting people with younger onset dementia
Ms Bel Wong, Dr Kenny Chui and Prof Timothy Kwok from the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, walk us through a programme that supports people with younger onset dementia (YOD).
What do rising dementia cases after the pandemic mean for local government?
John Ramsay, Founder and Managing Director of Social-Ability, discusses what rising dementia cases mean for local authorities and social care spending.
Mirtazapine not effective in treating dementia patients
Mirtazapine, an antidepressant drug given to dementia patients, has been found to be no more effective than a placebo and increases mortality.
Latinx with dementia: Culture matters
Dr Lynn Woods, Professor in the Department of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, describes Latinx with dementia and in this respect, why culture matters.
World Alzheimer’s Month – Promoting dementia friendliness
The Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing (JCCPA) promotes dementia friendliness in Hong Kong during World Alzheimer’s Month
Using performance analysis to help older people stay healthier for longer
Paul Berney, CMO at connected care platform Anthropos, explores how performance analysis, used to keep athletes healthy, can also be used to help older people stay healthier for longer.
Evaluation of older adults with severe dementia
Professor Timothy Kwok of Jockey Club Centre for positive ageing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, explores how to reliably evaluate older adults with severe dementia.
Public health response to dementia
Chris Lynch, Deputy CEO at Alzheimer’s Disease International, sheds light on the WHO Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025.
Investing in the future of neuroscience
Nina Schor, Deputy Director and Acting Scientific Director of NINDS, underlines the importance of investing in the future of neuroscience.
Post Diagnostic Support Program for People with Dementia in Hong Kong
Professor Kwok discusses supporting people with dementia and the importance of implementing adequate care after diagnosis The prevalence of dementia among community dwelling people aged 70 and above is 9.3%, and is 3.1% among people aged 60 and above who reside in institutions.1 As the population ages, the number of...
High air pollution linked to 16% increased risk of dementia
A Seattle-based study found that people living in an area with air pollution levels of PM2.5 have a 16% increase in risk of dementia.