dementia

Professor Robin Morris is to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society’s Professional Practice Board.

Professor Morris has had a distinguished career nationally and internationally, for the last 26 years working at the...

A free online course to educate people about the different forms of dementia is being launched this month. Dr Tim Shakespeare (above), Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow at the UCL Dementia Research Centre, has developed the course that is one of the first...

We enter the world with a yearning for social connection. This instinctual desire for social contact can be seen in a baby’s early attempts at interaction, for example, smiling, making eye contact, and crying. As adults, we observe these communication attempts with awe. Quite...

All of us are at risk of a sudden loss of capacity to make our own medical decisions – for example through a car accident or sporting injury that causes severe brain injuries. Older people are at additional risk of losing capacity due to brain injuries caused by falls (the...

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Florian Zeller, French novelist, playwright and creator of The Father tells us 'theatre can usefully - and immediately - hold a mirror up to its audience, allowing us to recognise and so to understand ourselves better'. The Father is a...

UK supermarkets Iceland, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose have pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new dementia research centre at University College London.

The Dementia Research Institute will bring together...

Psychological Honours

The Queen’s birthday honours list saw a bumper crop of awards for psychology and Society members – particularly clinical psychologists and those in health care. We spoke  psychology within it.

Dr Hazel Douglas,...

It’s a normal part of ageing that many will be familiar with: as we get older, memory, visuospatial ability and executive function (planning, scheduling, working memory, inhibition and multitasking) tend to suffer. Indeed, their impairment is one of the first symptoms of...