Three suspects were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of an 80-year-old woman on Kastanjeplein in June last year. One of the suspects is the victim's son, 54-year-old Hans W., according to the Telegraaf.
On Monday State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health is launching a dementia awareness campaign called Together dementia friendly. The kickoff coincides with a major international conference on dementia in Amsterdam
The number of euthanasia cases increased by 4 percent last year. A total of 5,516 people died by euthanasia in 2015, according to the annual report by the five regional euthanasia review committees
Eating at least one portio of fish per week decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia related disorders, according to a study done by an international team of researchers, including Ondine van de Rest of Wageningen University, at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
The Ministries of Public Health and Security and Justice updated their "guide" on euthanasia to give people suffering from severe dementia the option of euthanasia, even if they are unable to express the wish themselves. This is only possible if the patient wrote a declaration with his wish for euthanasia while he was still clearheaded
An elderly dementia patient called the Enschede police on Wednesday to confess to killing his 80-year-old wife, Dinie Elsink, who was caring for him at home
Cashiers working at two Albert Heijn stores in The Hague are going to keep an eye on the welfare of their elderly clients. If a cashier notices that an older client is getting forgetful or neglecting himself, the cashier will ask the client if he needs to talk with an in-store volunteer from a care organization. The volunteer will then refer him to a doctor or welfare organization if necessary.
The Dutch government has released a video for dementia week to raise awareness for the brain disorder.
An 84 year old lady, who is suffering from a form of dementia, disappeared from a nursing home in Havelte on Tuesday afternoon. The police launched a search for her, but by late Wednesday she still had not been found.
There is still no cure for dementia, but researchers have discovered that in 30 percent cases the brain disorder can be prevented by healthy lifestyle. High blood pressure appears to be the biggest risk factor for dementia today.
State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health is launching a campaign to increase the awareness and understanding of dementia in society. He wants people to realize that the elderly person getting on the bus without knowing his destination, or trying to walk out of a store without paying, is not necessarily a criminal, but may in fact be suffering from dementia.
The court in Utrecht sentenced Dirk M., the man who attempted to extort the De Mol family for more than a year, to 441 days in prison, of which 300 days are suspended. He will therefore not have to spend any more time in prison as the 141 days left in his sentence is equal to the time he spent in custody.
Dirk Klaas M., the 71 year old man who extorted the De Mol family, appeared in court on Thursday. According to experts who examined M., He suffers from dementia caused by damage to part the part of his brain that controls "impulse behavior". This affected his empathy and led to obsessive and compulsive behavior.
Ten percent of 50 year olds show changes in their brains that point to the Alzheimer's disease. The specific protein accumulations appear 20 to 30 years before symptoms arrive.
A doctor at an institution for people suffering from dementia in Venray adjusted or even stopped his patients' medicines without consulting with their families. This led to these patients becoming agitated, aggressive or suffering unnecessary pain, the AD reports.
Linda de Mol will abide by the Public Prosecutor's decision to release 70 year old Dirk Klaas M., her manager Xenia Kasper told RTL Boulevard. "Linda has nothing more to add to the statement." M. extorted Linda and her brother John de Mol last year, threatening to harm Linda's children if they did not transfer a large amount of money into his bank account.
Doctors are less willing to grant a euthanasia request to people suffering from a psychiatric illness or dementia than to people suffering from cancer or another serious physical disorder.
In 2013 the most common causes of death in the Netherlands was cancer and cardiovascular disease. Of the more than 141 thousand people who died in 2013, 42 thousand (30 percent) died of cancer and 38 thousand (27 percent) died of cardiovascular diseases.
State Secretary of Health Martin van Rijn has received a lot of criticism over the failing care for people with dementia.
The 55-year-old Nadja tells authorities that she drove her mother's body to the Czech Republic in order to give her a proper farewell. As the woman is held suspect in her own mother's murder, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is questioning whether her mother was already dead at departure, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
An 83-year-old man from Doorn, suspected of killing his 86-year-old wife, has been released on probation, as ordered by the court. The suspect has been on remand since October 19. The prosecution disagrees with the ruling.
Based on a clinical test, statins, which are drugs to help lower cholesterol levels, has been proved beneficial in preventing Alzheimer’s. A recent study in the Netherlands has confirmed its positive effects, especially in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.