‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’

I recently made this film [below] – but had no idea until I read a review in Scotland on Sunday – that Constitution Street in Leith is the subject of … Continue reading ‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’

PART I: Dementia: the “epidemic” of metaphors

At the creative heart of science is a spirit of open-minded enquiry[1]. The history of my profession has revealed this to me alongside the realisation that if dementia is to … Continue reading PART I: Dementia: the “epidemic” of metaphors

Genius as phosphorus

With the theatrics surrounding the announcement of the sequencing of the human genome, genes yielded to genomics, and DNA came to permeate speech and images from car advertisements to politics. … Continue reading Genius as phosphorus

Taking dementia seriously

Reply to BMJ2012;344:e2347: Published 27 March 2012: Challenge to end “national crisis” of poor dementia care http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e2347 Published as a letter in the BMJ on 18 April 2012. Written by … Continue reading Taking dementia seriously