Colin Barnes

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BACKGROUND Dementia is an important health and social care problem and is one of the main causes of disability in later life. The number of families affected by dementia will dramatically increase over the next five decades. Despite the implications for health and social care services in the future, the overwhelming majority of care for people with dementia(More)
Revolutionary new technologies, capable of transforming the economics of sequencing, are providing an unparalleled opportunity to analyze human genetic variation comprehensively at the whole-genome level within a realistic timeframe and at affordable costs. Current estimates suggest that it would cost somewhere in the region of 30 million US dollars to(More)
ince the 1970s, a disabled people's movement has become established as a political force worldwide. It has confronted the orthodox view that disability should be defined in terms of individual impairment that requires medical treatment. In contrast, disability theory and practice argue that this movement arises from society's failure to remove the(More)
Excerpt] Although it is now two decades since the United Nations’ International Year of Disabled People, disabled people across the world still encounter severe economic, cultural and social deprivations. The problem is generally worse for those living in rural areas and is especially acute for all disabled people living in low income states. Clearly,(More)
Introduction The reforms in social policy associated with the establishment of the welfare state in Britain during the 1940s contained a number of initiatives designed to improve the lives of disabled people. However, the lack of meaningful progress towards social inclusion was highlighted, particularly from the 1970s, by an increasing number of campaigns(More)