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    Early intervention is crucial in treating Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... started forgetting whether she'd paid bills and had trouble expressing herself that her son, Richard, knew something was wrong. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "My mum ... have Alzheimer's disease. That figure is rising because the population is ageing and age is the biggest risk factor, says Dr Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Centre. Women ...

  2. Alzheimer's centre teaches patients, carers to live with disease

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 85-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. The 'school' is the day care service centre at Wong Chuk Hang Hospital, where treatment for patients with Alzheimer's includes ... with the disease have been through the programme since it was launched in 2000. Ng Tai-mui, Ko's mother, said she enjoyed playing mahjong. 'It's good to have people to play with me. I always ...

  3. New centre to focus on disease links

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A research centre that will focus on the link between inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, and cancer opened at Baptist University's school of Chinese medicine yesterday. The Centre for Cancer and Inflammation Research, the first Chi ...

  4. Alzheimer's cases could triple but disease education is poor, poll finds

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... educated about the disease, a survey suggests Chinese University and the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing surveyed more than 200 final-year undergraduates in medical, occupational therapy, ... but only 11 per cent had been diagnosed with the disease. Prevalence rates increase with age and double every five years. About one in 100 people aged between 60 and 64 are suffering from dementia, ...

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    Dementia patients suffering through lack of specialised care

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... 130,000 people with the disease in Hong Kong," said Zero Kwok Wai-sang, St James' senior manager for regional service for the elderly. "But there is no government-subsidised care ... such as community care service vouchers meant for the elderly. He said many people were willing to take care of family members afflicted with the disease in their own homes, which reduced the social costs ...

  6. Those who need to take care when it's hot

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang Heart disease patients The hot environment can put extra stress on the heart. This can lead to a worsening of underlying heart disease, such as increasing angina for coronary artery disease patients and a shortness of breath in heart failure patients, says Dr Adam Leung, a specialist in cardiology and Health Post advisory panel member. Those with heart failure cannot ...

  7. Warning on blood vessel disease

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Small blood vessel disease which often goes unnoticed can lead to cognitive problems for the elderly or even dementia, doctors warned yesterday. The disease affects the flow ... shown that up to 23 per cent of stroke-free people of 65 years of age or older have small vessel disease. Professor Lawrence Wong Ka-sing of the university's Department of Medicine ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... new studies in the journal Hypertension. These conditions typically increase with age, raising risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and death. But University of California, Santa Barbara, researchers, who followed more than 2,000 indigenous adults in 82 Tsimane villages in the Amazon basin, found that heart disease and stroke aren't inevitable with age. Tsimane- ...

  9. Heart disease deaths decline over 25 years

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Deaths from heart disease have dramatically declined over the past 25 years- but risk factors prevail, the Centre for Health Protection said. In its latest Non-Communicable Diseases Aware e-newsletter yesterday, the centre said heart disease mortality rates in Hong Kong had declined from 93.8 per 100,000 in 1981 to 49.7 last year. But, it warned that risk ...

  10. Stress 'puts office staff in danger of early dementia'

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disease, it was claimed yesterday. More than half the 531 people surveyed work overtime and over 70 per cent have noticed a decline in their performance at work, a study by the University of Hong ... said. 'Some may even develop dementia or Parkinson's disease earlier,' he warned. 'They usually eat at restaurants, and do not have enough fruit and vegetables. That can ...




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