Be careful what you think

Be careful what you think — our assumptions about ageing actually influence how we age. Harvard University psychologist Ellen Langer tested whether cultural stereotypes contributed to memory [...]

We need to change the rules

If you knew that doing something you loved — I mean really loved — could give you dementia, would you still do it?  What if that ‘thing’ was playing your favourite sport? For instance, boxing, [...]

Are you able to help me?

Many of you have asked questions relating to my first autobiographical book In Search of My Father — Dementia is no match for a daughter’s determination and whether I will write a sequel. The [...]

Think bolder, not older

At last, some good news. For the past three decades, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementias has been declining across high income countries. Scientists speculate that [...]

Everybody’s Oma

When Jason van Genderen’s father became terminally ill with cancer, Jason started filming their lives so he could create a lasting family legacy. Not long after his father passed away, his Dutch [...]

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