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Jun 11, 2018

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Dementia in Western culture

Dementia in Western culture

Although it is very difficult to measure how culture impacts dementia, it is very likely that cultural factors influence how dementia is understood and treated. In Western cultures there is a relatively consistent view of dementia as a medical condition ..

Mar 26, 2018

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The Brain Prize 2018: Back to the roots

The Brain Prize 2018: Back to the roots

Posted in : All, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • “At a time when there is disappointment about the lack of an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, it seems clear that we need to have a more detailed understanding of the mechanisms of disease” – Professor Michel Goedert   The ..

    Mar 5, 2018

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    Film review: Alive Inside (2014)

    Film review: Alive Inside (2014)

    „Who are we without our memories?” The documentary follows Dan Cohen, the founder of ’Music and Memory’, on his mission to reform the way society approaches dementia care. He is bringing music into nursing homes, demonstrating the possibilities that one’s ..

    Feb 26, 2018

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    Why Pfizer ended its neuroscience discovery programme

    Why Pfizer ended its neuroscience discovery programme

    Posted in : All, Research, Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • In the beginning of this year, Pfizer, the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world, announced that it would end its neuroscience discovery programme, effectively ending all research into finding new treatments for dementia. This has come as a shock ..

    Feb 5, 2018

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    Film review: Still Mine (2012)

    Film review: Still Mine (2012)

    Posted in : All, Film Reviews on by : Kinga Antal
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  • “She has her good days and her bad days” ‘Still Mine’ follows the story of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), an elderly farmer trying to build a new home for him and his wife, Irene (Geneviève Bujold). The unexpected hurdles that ..

    Dec 29, 2017

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    Film review: The Notebook (2004)

    Film review: The Notebook (2004)

    Posted in : All, Film Reviews on by : Kinga Antal
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  • “I remember now. It was us.” It is potentially one of the most popular romantic movies that came out in the past twenty years – so much so that it needs almost no introduction. Noah (Ryan Gosling/James Garner) and Allie’s ..

    Dec 25, 2017

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    The Healing Power of Music

    The Healing Power of Music

    “Music connects people with who they have been, who they are and their lives. Because what happens when you get old is all the things you are familiar with, and your identity, it all just begins peeling away…” – Alive Inside ..

    Dec 4, 2017

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    Hope for new dementia treatments: Tai-Chi, reviving an ancient practice

    Hope for new dementia treatments: Tai-Chi, reviving an ancient practice

    Dementia and mobility When we think of dementia, most of us think of a disorder that affects mainly cognition, such as memory or thinking abilities. However, research has shown that people with dementia can also have significant mobility issues. It ..

    Aug 3, 2017

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    Dementia Care: Understanding the journey of people with dementia

    Dementia Care: Understanding the journey of people with dementia

    Living with dementia can have a big emotional, social, psychological and practical impact on both the person with dementia (PwD), and their carers and relatives. The way dementia affects an individual will vary over time, and being part of someone’s ..