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Pope Francis slams 'abuse' of Alzheimer's sufferers, carers

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:21 AM

Sufferers 'are often victims of violence, mistreatment and abuse that crushes their dignity,' says the Pope in a message to mark World Alzheimer's Day on September 21

Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018 .  TIZIANA FABI / AFP

With dementia cases set to triple, WHO issues guide to cut risk

May 14, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050, the World Health Organization says

Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

Dec 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Traffic pollution is associated with dementia, delinquent behavior in adolescents, and stunted brain development in children who attend highly polluted schools

HEALTH HAZARD. Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to cognitive decline in elderly people. Tao55/ Shutterstock

Dementia's hidden darkness: Violence and domestic abuse

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Alarmingly, evidence now suggests that there may be a complex but definitive link between dementia and domestic abuse

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Study hard and you might lower your chances of dementia

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Learning about ourselves and the world might be the key to happiness and health into our golden years

MENTAL ACTIVITY. A new study funded by the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation will investigate the use of learning technologies such as streaming media for people with dementia and those at risk. Image from Shutterstock

Study shows air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The medical journal BMJ Open publishes a study which says chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution are associated with an increased risk of dementia

SMOG. File photo shows students wearing face masks walking across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China's Shandong province amongst heavy air pollution on December 24, 2015. Photo by AFP

Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia – study

May 17, 2018 - 1:58 PM

While a fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, it 'does not slow cognitive impairment,' researchers report in The BMJ medical journal

Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia – study

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'What we don't know for sure is whether the medication is the cause' of the dementia, says a co-author of the study

Marriage can make you crazy, but it deters dementia too – study

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

In a study covering more than 800,000 people, researchers found that walking through life alone increased the chances of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 40%

#PugadBaboy: Age of dementia

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

5 Films that take you around PH

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Need ideas on where to head next? Be inspired to travel the Philippines from north to south with these local films

Worsening depression may be dementia cue – study

Apr 30, 2016 - 8:30 AM

According to the World Health Organization between 5 and 8 of people aged 60 and over are estimated to suffer from dementia at any given time

NBA: Former Jazz coach Sloan battling Parkinson's disease

Apr 07, 2016 - 1:30 PM

I don t want people feeling sorry for me Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan tells the Salt Lake Tribune

Robin Williams suffered from dementia, widow says

Nov 04, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Susan Williams tells People that Robin was fighting Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia DLB a brain disease that causes progressive decline over time

NOT DEPRESSION. The late Robin Williams' wife, Susan Williams, says that the comedian did not commit suicide because of depression, but because of a disease called Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia. In the photo, they are the 2010 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Nora Aunor wins Best Actress award in St Tropez Film Festival

May 17, 2015 - 2:43 PM

‘Dementia’ took the awards for Best Foreign Film and Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Film for Emilio Garcia

WHO: Countries must plan for 'common' mental disorders

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:04 AM

The World Health Organization WHO identifies depression suicide autism and dementia as priorities in tackling mental health challenges – disorders that countries health care systems need to plan how to handle

‘Dementia’ Review: Phantoms in paradise

Sep 28, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Dementia has a lot of breathing space a lot of protracted moments for thought and pondering This is clearly a thinking man’s horror film writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

Movies playing this week: 'Rurouni Kenshin,' Dementia' and more

Sep 24, 2014 - 2:33 PM

This week s lineup of movies for your viewing pleasure

Scientists closer to blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul 08, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer s Disease

TESTING. Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. File photo from Agence France-Presse

UK's Cameron launches world's biggest dementia study

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:57 AM

The new study will collect the medical and lifestyle data of two million volunteers in Britain aged over 50 using cognitive studies brain imaging and genetics to shed light on causes and possible treatments for dementia

HEALTH ISSUE. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the G8 Dementia Summit in central London on December 11, 2013. Stefan Rousseau/Pool/AFP

Japan study looks to big data for signs of Alzheimer's

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Researchers are hoping to develop an epoch making method to find predictors of brain disorder by analyzing massive amounts of data with new software

Life and Style wRap: Haute couture hiking, luxury baths

Aug 17, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Traditional clothes make a comeback in Austria Bloomberg commissions luxurious tub

TRADITIONAL IS IN. Transforming the fuddy-duddy

Study links heavy teen drinking to dementia

Aug 13, 2013 - 11:44 PM

Heavy drinking and drug use in teenage years may boost your chances of developing dementia before the age of 65 says a Swedish study

Anesthesia boosts dementia risks for aged

Jun 01, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Elderly who receive general anesthesia are likelier to develop dementia symptoms a study shows

INCREASED RISKS. A study shows that general anaesthesia can increase risks of dementia by at least 3 times

Garcia Marquez foundation refutes dementia claim

Jul 10, 2012 - 10:30 AM

The head of a foundation created by Gabriel Garcia Marquez refutes the claim of his brother that he is suffering from dementia

Reese Witherspoon's dad sued for bigamy

May 11, 2012 - 6:25 AM

Witherspoon s mom takes dad to court after he weds his girlfriend without obtaining a divorce

DADDY'S GIRL. Reese Witherspoon keeps mum about her parents' issues. Photo from