A tall, slightly stooping, gaunt figure

  Dr Robert Hutchison died in 1960, seven years before I was born. However, his appearance as depicted in the portrait (above) reminds me of Roald Dahl. One of his closest … Continue reading A tall, slightly stooping, gaunt figure

The Glasgow Declaration: “the progressive test”

As a tireless advocate for a timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia I was delighted to be there in person when the “Glasgow Declaration” was signed. This rights-based declaration … Continue reading The Glasgow Declaration: “the progressive test”

The first published reference to patient consent

My view is that consent for any form of examination should always first be sought. Be such examination for physical, psychological or cognitive reasons. I had a look through the … Continue reading The first published reference to patient consent

The faltering, unfaltering steps

INTRODUCTION: “Sensitive to the faltering steps of age”[1] In what follows I will attempt to explore many of the issues around the experience of confusion in those people 65 years … Continue reading The faltering, unfaltering steps