Archive for: 2018

  • Care Work at Christmas

    At Christmas time we should think of those wonderful people who work in care homes, every day of the year, making life good for frail older people.

  • Light and Dementia? What works?

    Do we really know if changing the colour and intensity of light makes a real difference in care homes for dementia?

  • Murals - nice or nasty?

    When you live with dementia, people sometimes impose art on you, and you are forced to experience art that is not to your taste. One contentious area is the use of murals as “art” in care homes. I use scare quotes because I’m not sure if it is interior decoration masquerading as therapy.

  • Are you too young to start to dodge dementia?

    A message from a young person to other young and not so young people about the value of walking to improve brain health.

  • A young person looks at Dementia - and alcohol

    Our new blogger Katie reflects on how hard it is to establish a direct link between alcohol and dementia, but it is made even harder when the research cohorts include people who may have stopped or started drinking for reasons of ill health.

  • Our new blogger!

    Start thinking about dementia now.

  • Cicero and Seneca look at Old Age

    What did the Romans do for Ageing?

  • Future planning

    Looking forward? See clearly and plan for older age. People have to do this all over the world.

  • Post Truth and Dementia; the bilge comes through faster than you can pump

    The global March for Science wasn’t just about science funding. It was about the problem of ignoring facts.