dementia

What does it feel like to have Alzheimer’s? A sufferer provides a unique insight

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58, three years ago. At the time, she was a…

What’s the appeal of slow radio?

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Slow radio is popping up everywhere at the moment — programmes that have no outward form but just meander through…

Death always makes for lively reading

26 August 2017 9:00 am

It’s an irony of our secular age that the more we fear death, the more enticing we find it. The…

A dementia tax would eventually become a euthanasia bonus

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Had Theresa May not on Monday summarily abandoned her manifesto threat to raid the savings of those who end up…

Does Donald Trump have dementia?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On the heels of the Today programme’s invitation to discuss ‘cultural appropriation’ (again), the New York Times reported the disheartening…

The cops should have said: it’s just Stephen Fry, what did you expect?

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Coming to a workplace near you, perhaps — masturbation breaks. The policy was first recommended by a psychologist at Nottingham…

The unexpected delights of dementia

11 February 2017 9:00 am

August Geiger led an unremarkable life. Born in 1926, the third of ten children of a Catholic farming family in…

A man with dementia is a man in tune with the times

22 October 2016 9:00 am

In 1999 I went to the doctor about the impotence. Don’t worry, he said. I have good news for you.…

Wasn’t Lawrence of Arabia more annoying than this new play suggests?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

T.E. Lawrence is like the gap-year student from hell. He visits a country full of exotic barbarians and after a…

Spectator letters: What might have been for young Boris and Dave

5 March 2016 9:00 am

What might have been Sir: Harry Mount points out that Boris Johnson is two years older than David Cameron (Diary,…

Spectator letters: Mental health and assisted dying

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Suicide and assisted dying Sir: As a mental health practitioner, I am grateful to Douglas Murray (‘Death watch’, 29 August)…

Why sound beats image when it comes to memory

27 June 2015 9:00 am

It’s often not visual images that stimulate memory but a smell, a taste, the sound of pebbles crashing on to…

Britain has the lowest percentage of women engineers in Europe. Why?

2 May 2015 9:00 am

‘It’s hard to know how to tell this story,’ she said as she began. ‘Because it’s so loaded. It’s so…

Sorry Katie Hopkins, but I’m not dieting. Ever

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Why I am not dieting. Ever

Farewell, Speccie

19 July 2014 9:00 am

So we are all going to have to pay for fatties to have stomach bands and bypasses, are we? It…

Why I get my health advice from the Daily Mail

1 February 2014 9:00 am

When one is in one’s seventies, as I am, one begins to fear the horror of dementia and to carry…

How to get old without getting boring

19 October 2013 9:00 am

When one notices the first symptoms of senile dementia (forgetting names, trying to remember the purpose of moving from one…

The syphilitic sound of Schumann’s violin concerto is part of its genius

29 June 2013 9:00 am

Robert Schumann met a wretched end. He died in a lunatic asylum where he thought the nurses were feeding him…