Monthly Archives: March 2011

Alzheimer’s Society Urges Screening for Dementia at Age 75 Years

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary The NHS should offer checks for dementia when people reach 75, the Alzheimer’s Society has suggested. The Arguments For… Roughly 750,000 people in … Continue reading

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Antidepressants for Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia (Cochrane Review)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract Psychosis and agitation occur commonly in older adults with dementia. Medications prescribed to treat these symptoms increasingly include antidepressants. This systematic review examines … Continue reading

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Dementia Care in London (Institute for Public Policy Research)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract This Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) report begins by recognising that provision of high-quality care and support for the increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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Interior Design at the New Cross Hospital’s Physical Illness and Dementia Ward (World Interior Design Network)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary The World Interior Design Network (WIDN)  trade paper / website, serving the global interior design community, has published a brief feature article about … Continue reading

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Dementia Services Guide (Healthcare for London)

Summary The Healthcare for London Dementia Services Guide was produced in 2009 to provide advice to London commissioners, and to clinicians working with local authority partners, about how to follow the integrated care pathway for dementia (developed by Healthcare for London). The … Continue reading

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Donepezil, Galantamine, Rivastigmine and Memantine for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (NICE)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract Note: The long-awaited review and re-appraisal of Donepezil, Galantamine, Rivastigmine and Memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease has resulted in changes to … Continue reading

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Windows of Opportunity: Prevention and Early Intervention in Dementia (SCIE Dementia Gateway)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary The Windows of Opportunity for Prevention and Early Intervention in Dementia Toolkit is the crowning output from the National Dementia Strategy Objective N0.6 … Continue reading

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