Taupo-based Dr Doug Wilson is the chief medical officer for Ferghana Partners Group. At the age of 70, Wilson, who is dyslexic, began a new career as an author. After writing nine books for children, he switched genres, and his latest work is called Ageing for Beginners, which outlines the latest medical research on aging and bundles it up with helpful advice. Today, he talks to Kim about recent findings on dementia - and how possible it is to keep the disease at bay. Listen
In this interview Doug talks to Kim Hill about recent findings on dementia – and how possible it is to keep the disease at bay. Originally published via the Radio NZ website, you can listen to the full interview for Dementia Dispatch by Doug Wilson here.
Who becomes a children’s writer? What sort of person has the mix of imagination and madness, plus the final discipline to get this stuff down for others to read and hopefully enjoy? All ages and all sorts apparently. Enthusiastic mothers, fathers who have always wanted to write, and now have their in house audience, clever artists who needed someone to join them to add the words, individuals anxious to improve the lot of kids by encouraging them to read, and where possible by