Monthly Archives: September 2011

Metaphorical drift

I went to a talk yesterday by a PhD student, Jocelyn Spence, part of her talk revolved around the way that we interact over photographs. She pointed out how, when we talk, we shape each others thinking and gradually reminiscences … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve

The notion of ‘cognitive reserve’ has been deployed to help deal with the fact that people who have been found to have similar levels of damage/pathology in their brains at death (from, for example, Alzheimer’s Disease) exhibited different levels of … Continue reading

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More on therapy

A theme is emerging. Put briefly, “There is not enough high quality data.” By ‘high quality’ I mean large scale population studies with randomised testing and control groups using consistent methodologies which enable the researchers to pick apart the contributing … Continue reading

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Meten is weten

“Meten is weten” – to measure is to know. In this country at least, we (unknowingly) apply this aphorism to the richness of human life in so many domains and, in doing so, create an impoverished institutional understanding of what … Continue reading

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I’m starting to work on desk based reasearch for TWAM’s Outreach team. The aim is to see whether we can gain insights into the digital storytelling work that they are doing with people living with dementia from existing literature. Following … Continue reading

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