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[Comment] 2016 Wakley Prize: connections and memories

17 Dec 2016

“We share the same space, but not the same time”, writes Naaheed Mukadam about a patient with dementia in her essay “Stay with me”. Naaheed's essay was selected by the Lancet editorial team as the winning essay for the 2016 Wakley Prize. Her essay examines the way dementia disrupts life not only for the patient but also for the family and carers. “I have seen so many patients make their journeys from noticing their first symptoms of memory loss, to getting a dementia diagnosis and treatment. I have often watched helplessly as they drift away, lost beyond the point at which medicine can help.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet