Despite the headlines, dementia epidemic may not actually be getting worse

21 Aug 2015

The number of people with dementia – both new cases and total numbers with the disease – appears to be stabilising in some Western European countries despite populations ageing, in direct contrast to the ‘dementia epidemic’ reported in some recent studies. Professor Carol Brayne and Yu-tzu Wu from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health explore what this means.

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Every breath you take

18 Aug 2015

Shortness of breath can be terrifying for both patients and the family and friends who support them. Cambridge clinicians and researchers have developed a way of helping patients manage the condition – but the key lies in how the intervention is delivered.

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