Tag Archives: Miriam

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Tough love with dementia patients is a bad approach

Here’s a problem faced by many families with an older relative suffering from dementia and it will get more common. We’re finding that when dementia patients go into hospital they prove challenging for nursing staff to cope with due to their difficult behaviour – refusing to take medicines or eating meals for instance. Why? People… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: DIY test could boost amount of cervical cancer screenings

Earlier this year I expressed ­concern that frighteningly large numbers of women weren’t ­taking up cancer screening ­appointments. There are many reasons why women are slow to respond to requests for these crucial tests. In the first instance, a smear test involves a technician taking a sample of cells from the cervix by way of… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: PTSD is a big problem in teens – and universities need to act on it

To this day I remember the gut-wrenching anxiety I felt each morning as I entered school. Was it fear of the ­unknown, fear of failure, fear of feeling like a fool, fear of bullying (I was plump) or some unknown indescribable dread? Whatever it was, it dogged my school days, reaching crescendos at exam times,… Read More »