There are two theories about dementia. One is that plaques, deposits which accumulate with age, affect the nerves. The other blames little leaks of blood from capillaries in the brain. Professor Jonathan Stone from the University of Sydney talks about the role of the heart in dementia.
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Alex and Hamish are brothers, six years apart. Both have severe haemophilia.
As a little boy Alex quickly became scared of hospitals, scared of needles, scared of treatment. His younger brother likes going to hospital and has no fear of the medical procedures he regularly undergoes.
What made the difference?
Not just about cystic fibrosis, but also about the possibility that carriers of a gene for some type of disease/syndrome might suffer some lesser effects of that syndrome, even if they don’t have the full blown problem itself. Starts slowly, become progressively more interesting, I thought.
Living in the dark on plans for dying - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
What decisions can you make now about how you want to be treated or left alone in your final days?
Sir Michael Marmot, epidemiologist - Sunday Profile - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Richard Aedy talks to Sir Michael Marmot, the UK epidemiologist who proved that social status and power have a direct effect on human health.