The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence, gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009.
This section of the AEU contains important new evidence about all aspects of caring for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. The scope of this section includes:
- Predictors of nursing home admissions.
- Risk factors for falls in people with dementia.
- Telehealth and other new technologies.
- Quality of life research.
A substantial amount of evidence is provided about supporting caregivers, including providing information, respite care, telehealth and psychological interventions.
The evidence also encompasses broader social issues, such as housing, and research about different settings of care: acute care, the role of general practitioners and palliative care.
This AEU has since been updated in 2010. (See Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010).
2009 Annual Evidence Update on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. NHS Evidence: Later Life.