Neurological Health Q1 2023
What are the benefits of specialist nursing in dementia care?
An estimated 944,000 people are living with dementia in the UK,1  and their needs affect all aspects of their life. In the UK, there are an estimated 700,000 unpaid carers of people with dementia.3 Dementia is a progressive condition and can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of family members. The importance … Continued
Neurological Health 2021
The importance of continued psychedelic research
Medical psychedelic research has undergone a renaissance recently1. Studies have shown a remarkable response in neurological and hard to treat mental health conditions. Psychedelics include plant medicines such as psilocybin (the active constituent of magic mushrooms), Ayahuasca (a South American psychoactive brew containing DMT,N-dimethyltryptamine-and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, often consumed as a tea), mescaline (from the … Continued
Neurological Health 2021
Hopes of treatment rise for dementia patients at young age
Frontotemporal dementia is an early-onset disease striking patients in their 50s and 60s with devastating outcomes. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a rare hereditary disease which progresses rapidly in patients. There is no recognised treatment for FTD, though a number of clinical trials for therapies are showing promise. Neurologist John van Swieten, who is Professor in … Continued