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  • Chris Ward
    Chris Ward Thu, 05/03/2020 - 09:40

    Ivan lived on his own [1]. He was unsteady on his feet, and scarcely able to care for himself despite a large amount of outside help. His isolation made him vulnerable but whenever we met him at home he seemed complacently, if not blissfully, unco

  • Chris Ward
    Chris Ward Tue, 25/02/2020 - 18:24

    I’ve written recently about some of the communication challenges of Huntington’s disease.  Here is another.  My encounters with a Huntington’s patient frequently went like this:

    Doctor: ‘How are you?’

    Patient: [no response]

  • Chris Ward
    Chris Ward Fri, 07/02/2020 - 12:58

    One of my challenges as a specialist physician was Huntington’s disease. To give you a picture, imagine 'Diane' [i] slumped in a wheelchair, stirred into speaking by something her husband has said about their 7 year old son, Will.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Fri, 31/01/2020 - 14:20

    This account of the late stages of her mother’s dementia was published by the French writer Annie Ernaux in 1997 but its first British publication was in 2019.

  • Karen Harrison Dening Mon, 13/01/2020 - 16:07

    There will be large numbers of people with dementia as the population continues to age.  Dementia is a progressive, irreversible neurodegenerative condition that greatly reduces life with one in three of the populat

  • Cynthia Litchfield
    Cynthia Litchfield Fri, 10/01/2020 - 12:43

    When Steve was invited to join the Core Group, I was a little apprehensive of it being too much for him. To organise such a big event, which was a first of its type, worried me that he was taking too much on.

  • Steve Lichfield
    Steve Litchfield Thu, 09/01/2020 - 16:03

    I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in April 2010 aged 59, “A life time ago”.

  • Karen Harrison Dening Fri, 06/12/2019 - 12:50

    Dementia specialist Admiral Nurses are being asked more and more to support production teams of theatre, film and TV programmes on how best to portray dementia.

  • Rebecca Clarke
    Rebecca Clarke Wed, 27/11/2019 - 16:55

    If Christmas time for you means fun and excitement it can be easy to forget the people in (and not in) our lives who are on their own.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 22/10/2019 - 10:58

    A recently published paper (Arthur A., et al, British Journal of Psychiatry Oct 7:1-6. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2019.193.

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