Monthly Archives: February 2011

Regular Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory? (NHS Choices)

Abstract The Daily Express reported earlier this month that moderate aerobic exercise taken three times a week in middle age can help improve the memory and helps ward off dementia.   This was based on a study which found that people, aged … Continue reading

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Sussex Partnership Approach to Meeting Dementia Care Challenges

Summary Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has its own strategy to become one of the country’s leading providers of specialist dementia care services by 2014. There are estimated to be 25,000 people in Sussex affected by dementia and this number is predicted to rise … Continue reading

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ALOIS: a Comprehensive Register of Dementia Studies

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract ALOIS has been created and is maintained by the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. ALOIS is study-based: which has the advantage that … Continue reading

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Eye Test Might Allow Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary High street opticians might one day be able to use a simple eye test detect Alzheimer’s (and other diseases involving cell death) before overt symptoms develop. The technique purports to track the progress of brain disease by examining dying … Continue reading

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NHS Failing to Treat Elderly with Care and Respect (BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Abstract According to a further report from the Health Service Ombudsman, Care and compassion?, the NHS is still failing to treat elderly … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett Urges Dementia Action (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Research Trust became Alzheimer’s Research UK in a re-launch and re-branding exercise on February 8th 2011. The launch coincided with the publication of evidence that dementia research is woefully underfunded, despite a YouGov poll indicating widespread public concern about this condition (quotation): “31% of respondents … Continue reading

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Dementia Statistics (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary This web page, from Alzheimer’s Research UK (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Research Trust), provides a simple, compelling and interactive graphical presentation of key dementia statistics. It covers: Dementia cases in the UK. Diagnosed and undiagnosed cases of dementia … Continue reading

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