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ALL IN THE MIND
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Tuesday 21:00-21:30
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Prof Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the mind, revealing the latest research and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
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Raj Persaud
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Tuesday 08 March 2005

DEMENTIA
It's estimated that three quarters of a million people suffer from dementia in the UK. Dementia is not a specific disease, but a term used for a group of symptoms caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain; symptoms such as memory loss, delusions, dizziness, the ability to solve problems and maintain emotional control.

Raj Persaud talks to Christine Bryden who was diagnosed with the early on-set dementia at just 46 years of age and discusses current psychological and neurological understanding of dementia with Carol Brayne, Professor of Public Health Medicine at Cambridge University and Chairman of the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Cooperative and Ian McKeith, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University.

EXTERNATLITY
Raj Persaud visits St John's School and Community College in Wiltshire, where the Year 9 students are rehearsing for a competition organised by the Citizenship Foundation. Raj Persaud asks them about their attitudes and opinions towards political and moral life and finds out whether they feel that they can make a difference in the world.

Raj Persaud talks to Jean Twenge, Professor, San Diego State University, Department of Psychology about her new research on Externality - the tendency to blame external events for whatever happens to you in life. Since the sixties, this psychological trait has seen a steady increase in the younger generation.

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Professor Carol Brayne
Professor of Public Health Medicine at Cambridge University and Chairman of the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Cooperative (CFAS) 

Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing(Circa) 

Professor Ian McKeith
Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University

Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
by Christine Bryden
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184310332X

Alzheimer's society

The Alzheimer's research trust

The Citizenship Foundation
Is an independent charity which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society. 

The Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition is one of the Citizenship Foundation's flagship projects, introducing 12-14 year olds to the law by taking on the roles of all those involved in a fictional criminal case - from magistrates to defendant. 

Professor Jean Twenge
Department of Psychology, San Diego State University

It's beyond my control: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of increasing externality in locus of control, 1960-2002
Twenge, J. M., Zhang, L., & Im, C. (2004)
Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 308-319
(Quarterly journal published byThe Society for Personality and Social Psychology)



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