Rehabilitation, Practice and Care Standards (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2008)

Abstract

The 2008 Annual Evidence Update (AEU), produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period Spring 2007 – Summer 2008.

This section of the AEU  is aimed at clinicians in primary care or general medicine. It covers:

  • Improving the burden on caregivers.
  • Driving in dementia.
  • Wandering in dementia.
  • Interventions to improve mental health and burden in caregivers of patients with dementia.

It is estimated that 63.5% of people with late onset (onset >65 years) dementia live in private households rather than care homes (Dementia UK report 2007).

Read more: NHS Evidence – Later life – Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2008: 5. Rehabilitation, practice and care standards.

This AEU has since been updated in 2009 and 2010. (See Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010).

Reference

Banerjee, A. 2008 Annual Evidence Update on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. NHS Evidence: Later Life.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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