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All posts in Brain & Mind


New research study at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Newcastle University

New research study at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Newcastle University; “Investigating methods to measure brain activity during ...

  • 01/11/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Bones, Joints & Muscles, Brain & Mind


Older people's experiences of mental health and dementia services

Healthwatch North Tyneside is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in North Tyneside. Their purp...

  • 17/09/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Ageing, Social Care, Dementia, Brain & Mind


Anger linked to illness in old age

Not all negative emotions are necessarily bad. In fact, they can direct your behaviour in useful ways. If you’re stuck in traffic and r...

  • 28/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Ageing, Brain & Mind, Healthy living & wellbeing


Creative arts therapies can help people with dementia socialise and express their grief

People with dementia can flourish and show creativity in ways they, their caregivers and loved ones never thought possible. Under the g...

  • 26/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Dementia, Brain & Mind, Health & wellbeing


Empathy in healthcare is finally making a comeback

A doctor friend – let’s call her Anne – was teaching three smart medical students who were told to diagnose a woman complaining of nons...

  • 13/08/2019
  • Culture & Society, Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind


Dementia: The greatest health challenge of our time

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our time, the charity Alzheimer's Research UK has warned. Dementia was first described by...

  • 12/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Dementia, Brain & Mind


Dixon Chibanda: Why I train grandmothers to treat depression

Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe -- for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would nev...

  • 06/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind, Carers, Social Care


Fear of the dentist: what is dental phobia and dental anxiety?

It’s fair to say going to the dentists is few people’s favourite thing to do. In fact, over 45% of British people say they get anxious ...

  • 29/07/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Dental, Brain & Mind


Feel like time is flying? Here’s how to slow it down

Sometimes it seems as if life is passing us by. When we are children, time ambles by, with endless car journeys and summer holidays whi...

  • 07/07/2019
  • Culture & Society, Brain & Mind


My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe.

60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming tal...

  • 28/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Dementia, Brain & Mind, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


The coming neurological epidemic

Biochemist Gregory Petsko makes a convincing argument that, in the next 50 years, we'll see an epidemic of neurological diseases, such ...

  • 27/06/2019
  • All Topics


Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, an...

  • 26/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind