• The F-word: The Pogues controversy

    The popular 1987 classic song Fairytale of New York has entered headlines recently, and not just because it’s the Christmas season. The song’s use of the word ‘faggot’ in the lyrics (‘you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot’) has stirred controversy around whether the song should be banned or...
  • The story of Mrs F: how music therapy can benefit individuals with dementia, one memory at a time

    How can dementia be treated? Can only pharmaceutical drugs improve the livelihoods of those with a dementia diagnosis? Or are there other interventions that are effective in treating the symptoms of dementia? Dementia is not an illness itself, but is a syndrome where two or more cognitive capacities decline,...