In view of a growing number of dementia patients in Taiwan, several government agencies and social groups launched various events nationwide yesterday to raise public awareness and understanding of dementia in observance of Sept. 21 World Alzheimer's Day.
Octogenarians who walk an hour or more each day are less likely to die and or be prone to serious illness compared with less active counterparts, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Interior Minister Liao Liou-yi said yesterday that the government knows the problems faced by the families of people suffering from dementia and will provide better care to sufferers to ease this burden.
Elderly people have a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol or medicine and this can often go unnoticed by people in their surroundings.
Real Madrid still have their heart set on Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, Spanish media insisted Saturday amid fresh reports of the Portuguese star's "dream" of starring at the Bernabeu.
Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz is out of Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Argentina because of a left ankle injury.
Regular, moderate exercise may help improve memory in older people and delay the onset of dementia, a study in Australia shows.
Older patients with mild cognitive impairment often exhibit gait dysfunction, or difficulty walking, according to findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Giant magnetic tentacles are the force that keeps a lacy pattern of glowing gas filaments in the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1275 from evaporating in the surrounding hot gas or collapsing under the weight of their own gravity, British astronomers said on Wednesday.
A new population of rare leopard has been found living in thick forests on the Indonesian half of Borneo island, a researcher said Thursday.