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Me and my dad: the effect of dementia on a loved one and the family around them

On 12 March 2019 my dad died following a series of mini strokes (transient ischemic attacks) that caused rapid onset vascular dementia.

In a short space of time he faded from the funny, book-reading, cake-loving, articulate man I had known all my life to someone incapable of looking after himself, unaware of his environment and unable to recognise the people around him.

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Penny celebrates 38 years as a midwife

Harrow’s busiest community midwife has championed home births for more than 20 years saying it is still a great privilege to be present when a new baby arrives.

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Patient praises cancer team for saving his life

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. More than 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK making it the fourth most common cancer in the UK. We talk to cancer survivor Alan Kleinman who says a positive attitude helped him pull through.   

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