Peter’s Declaration

I have been updating my OMPHALOS films and have added this film from June 2019. At this Whistleblowing Event for NHS Scotland [though I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak … Continue reading Peter’s Declaration

Peter’s Lost Marbles

This film, made in 2011, which voiced my disquiet about the enthusiasm for the early diagnosis of dementia, generated such a defensive response that I felt I had to remove … Continue reading Peter’s Lost Marbles

‘No Holds Barred’

This is the last “No Holds Barred” column by Dr Margaret McCartney: Screening is only for people with no symptoms. If you have symptoms it’s not screening. Screening is often … Continue reading ‘No Holds Barred’

Protected: The ‘Edinburgh Consensus’

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How much is too much medicine?

I do hope that Scotland’s Realistic Medicine campaign will consider all the points raised by Dr Louisa Polak in this letter to the BMJ:

‘Dementia overload?’

Sunday 23rd July 2017. “Dementia overload“: how the Scotland on Sunday titled their front cover My view is that there is no shortage of “awareness” of dementia in Scotland! The Editor … Continue reading ‘Dementia overload?’

“As a critical friend”: awareness campaigns

I have just read: It begins: [we] As a doctor who openly asks questions I see great value in being a “critical friend”: The Alzheimer Scotland Strategic Review outlines significant … Continue reading “As a critical friend”: awareness campaigns

Protected: “Can’t – won’t – no point”

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Cash for dementia

Today a friend of mine sent me a copy of this article by Dr Gavin Francis: Professor June Andrews of the Dementia Development Centre gave this published reply:   Dr Francis … Continue reading Cash for dementia

Protected: Dementia: Global Progress: Local impact “Exhibitor, sponsorship and promotion options”

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British Medical Journal, 24 January 2015

This week’s BMJ provides a useful overview of the thorny issue of seeking an earlier diagnosis in dementia. I have always argued that a push for “early” diagnosis, using what … Continue reading British Medical Journal, 24 January 2015