Chronic Conditions 20th September 2016

Singing to the tune of Alzheimer’s

Dealing with his dad’s decline into dementia hasn’t been easy for Simon McDermott, but regular ‘carpool karaoke’ has transformed 80-year-old Teddy back into his old self, at least for a while. Teddy’s worsening memory and increasing aggression ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 29th August 2016

Crossing mountains despite Parkinson’s

Tony Seidl was shocked when, at age 39, doctors diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. After all, isn’t it something people’s grandparents have? In fact, most of the one in 500 people who have Parkinson’s are over 50 but you ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 23rd March 2016

Turning the tide against TB

TB kills three people per second. In small towns like Firozabad, the dreaded lung disease is a hazard of daily life – but there is reason for hope The Indian town of Firozabad hosts a network of small family business making ...

by Gary Finnegan