Perspectives

A major analysis just completed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) finds that 14.9 million deaths were directly or indirectly caused by Covid-19 up to the end of 2021.  WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commented: “These sobering data not only point to the impact of the pandemic but also to the need for all … Read more

Perspectives

Time for the promised Moonshot to get off the launchpad   By Mark Ivory, Editor of the Journal of Dementia Care  Two contrasting medicinal tales can be told about 2021, one of success and one of failure.  Covid-19 vaccines have been a great success by any yardstick, but the story of the search for a dementia treatment has been less happy as the latest twist … Read more

Palliative care: time for a change of focus

Professor Nathan Davies, University College London  As people live longer, more are being diagnosed with dementia, leading to what is referred to by Paola Barbarino in this issue of JDC as a “tsunami of demand”. We know that it is now the leading cause of death in the UK and that palliative care needs are expected to increase 25% by 2040, with the biggest increase expected among those living with dementia.   More often than not, the condition … Read more

Musical Connections

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Steward Wood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Celebrating Lives

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Pam Schweitzer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Extending Empathy

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Proof of the Pudding

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Sue Benson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Brain Challenge

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Murna Downs For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Revolution Starts Here

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: John Keady For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Moving Up The Agenda

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Catherine Ross For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.