WILL WE BE ABLE TO FIND A CURE FOR DEMENTIA? 💡


I’m back again today with another topic I want to talk about! I’ve actually touched on the topic of dementia before in a previous post, but as I was reviewing it I realised that I hadn’t discussed whether a cure would be a possibility, which is something that everybody seems to wondering and hoping. I would like to use this post to review current research on dementia and reflect on other ways that scientists are hopeful the condition could be cured. I will be discussing: the development of dementia, trials for a new dementia drug, strobe light therapy, gene therapy, a dementia vaccine and stem cells. Now let’s jump straight into it. Make sure you read the post I wrote earlier for a good background before you delve into this one. Continue reading

OBESITY – A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

The number of people who are considered clinically obese has actually tripled in the last 25 years, making obesity a growing concern for doctors and health professionals. Obesity is also becoming more frequently seen amongst children. I would like to take a step back and think about some of the reasons why obesity has increased so rapidly, and also think about ways in which the issue could potentially be resolved.  Continue reading

DEMENTIA IS NOW THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

This article heading without doubt caught my attention. Heart disease was the previous more common cause of death due to an increase in the number of people with obesity in the population. The article states that “last year more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths.” That, to me, seems like a very huge proportion, and develops an increasing sense of concern with regards to neurodegenerative conditions. According to BUPA, every 3 seconds someone in the world will develop dementia! Why is dementia becoming such a huge problem? And how can we stop it?


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NURSE WAS ACCUSED OF CONCEALING SYMPTOMS OF EBOLA 

Today I came across this article about the possibility of an Ebola nurse having hidden the high temperature of an Ebola survivor. I’m not planning on commenting on the accuracy of these claims, because I’m clearly in no position to make a judgement on the case. The article itself doesn’t specify whether the claims are true, but just presents the evidence  collected by both sides. As I read the first few lines of the article, the word ‘integrity’ came to my head, and that’s just what I want to talk about here as this situation seems to provide a strong example to demonstrate the significance of this quality. Continue reading

CONFESSIONS OF A GP | Dr. Benjamin Daniels

IMG_4664The first sentence of this book started with: “Humans have a universal desire to be listened and share their stories of pain and suffering.” I really loved this simple and accurate observation…the author went on to describe his role as a GP of listening to patients and hearing their stories. I think that is a really insightful perspective as even from the time I spent in a GP practice, I noticed that more than diagnosing, the doctor was listening and being someone who could provide time for the patient. Continue reading