Alzheimer’s Dementia – The Facts Behind the Story
Most of us think about the implications of old age. Dementia is one of the issues in aging. ‘A fresher mind’ is a well written article to understand the current trend and findings about Alzheimer’s Dementia. Various tools are used in science writings to communicate the science facts to ordinary people. It is like drawing a picture in various layers to get the real image. The facts are important in an article; however, the accessibility of the writing is equally important in the success of the article.
The art of storytelling is one of the important tools in accessing the scientific facts to the public. The stories are very useful to give the facts in an understandable and easier way. Clare Pain used the story of the old lady – Mrs.Pain to introduce the topic Alzheimer’s dementia in an attractive and simple way.
The information is sometimes harder to describe in words. The pictures are useful in such times. Colourful X-ray like appearance of the picture with focus on the brain adds the informative value to the article.
A fresher mind, the topic gives a fresh insight of the current issues in mind.
The importance of giving reliable, correct but different views in an easy language is another aspect of accessibility of the information. Clare Pain described in a systematic manner the current concepts, the evidences and the contradictions in the concepts about the process of Alzheimer’s dementia. Few aspects of the writing are not agreeable to me. For example, It was mentioned in the writing that the researchers do not know each other’s work. However, most of the contents are balanced.
In conclusion, the writing – A fresher mind, has many features in the accessibility of the article to general public.
Photograph: West, C (2011). Drawing the perfect sea lion, SALON