Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

What really protects against dementia?

If there’s one disease that sends a shiver down people’s spines in the modern world, it’s dementia. In a society where we place so much value on intelligence and autonomy, the thought of losing our memories, our ability to think and to look after ourselves is frightening. This fear is behind some of the commissions […]

Small study, big news

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a medical journalist, it’s that the size of the study is no predictor of the splash it makes in the media. Last week I analysed two studies which were based on tiny, very specific populations. One added little to our state of knowledge, the other was a scientifically […]