Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s disease’

Pope Francis slams ‘abuse’ of Alzheimer’s sufferers, carers Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Pope Francis appealed Wednesday for greater support for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and their carers, saying those with the disease were often abused. Sufferers “are often victims of violence, mistreatment and abuse that crushes their dignity,” Francis said during his weekly general audience at the Vatican, in a message to mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Read more

Adelaide’s Archbishop misses court Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Adelaide’s Archbishop, Philip Wilson, has been unable to appear in court in a trial about his alleged covering up of child sexual abuse. Wilson’s lawyers say he is medically unfit to give evidence because of physical and mental health issues. In 2015 he was charged with covering up a Hunter Valley priest’s abuse, which took Read more

Dementia tops fear list – but life can still have meaning Comments 0

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Getting dementia tops the list of fears for older people including baby boomers, says a celebrated world authority on ageing and spirituality, Dr Elizabeth MacKinlay. Yet people with dementia can still find meaning in life, she says. MacKinlay is professor of theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra and an Anglican priest. She has been presenting Read more

It’s OK to despair and swear at God Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Job did. Jesus did, too. Sooner or later, we all do.Life pushes us to the brink and we’re left hanging over the cliff with one hand grasping a clump of grass and looking down at the abyss. Despair clutches our throat and what’s left of our heart cries out to a silent God. Our only Read more

Pre-diseases: forgetfulness, MCI and pre-dementia Comments 0

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Over-diagnosis epidemic – David Le Couteur discusses recent changes in the definition of dementia and their ramifications: The pattern of over-diagnosis is the same for many diseases: we screen healthy people and those with minimal symptoms; we use sophisticated technologies that detect early or minor abnormalities that may not progress; and we treat people with Read more