Monthly Archives: March 2011

Local Dementia Care Arrangements Applauded by Department of Health (Wolverhampton City Council)

[A version of this article appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary Work in Wolverhampton to meet national objectives for dementia care services has been applauded as an example of best practice. The Department of Health produced … Continue reading

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Government Launch Dementia Awareness Campaign (Wolverhampton News)

Summary A new government initiative has been established to help people spot the early signs of dementia in their friends and family. A publicity campaign will raise general awareness of the disease and encourage individuals to seek help and support in the early … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society: Address / Contact Details in Wolverhampton

Brief Details The address and contact details of the Wolverhampton Office of the Alzheimer’s Society: Alzheimer’s Society, Wolverhampton Branch, 5 Chelston Drive, Newbridge, Wolverhampton, WV6 0LQ Tel: 01902 741 505 Email: admin@alzheimerswolverhampton.freeserve.co.uk Read more: Services in Wolverhampton: Alzheimer’s Society.

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Cafe Co-ordinator/Dementia Support Worker (Wolverhampton)

Summary A Café Co-ordinator/Dementia Support Worker is required to work in the Wolverhampton area (this information is dated, as of March 2011).  The person recruited will play a key role in facilitating the successful running of dementia cafés providing information & … Continue reading

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Let’s Respect Resources (National Mental Health Development Unit)

Summary This NMHDU web page collates a collection of evidence-based best practice statements which have been made available a resource “for nurses who work with older people all or some of the time in general, acute services”. The purpose of these resources is to support … Continue reading

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Dignity in Dementia: Transforming General Hospital Care (National Mental Health Development Unit)

Summary The Let’s Respect Resource Box comprises a set of powerful images and uses case studies to provide information and practical suggestions of how to better meet the mental health needs of older people. It has been designed with the focus on … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids For Treatment of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

Abstract This is the protocol for a Cochrane systematic review which is in progress. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the effect of omega 3 fatty acids supplementation on cognitive functions in patients with dementia or mild cognitive … Continue reading

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Dementia: the Latest Evidence (RWHT) Newsletter, Issue 8, March 2011

The eighth issue of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter was published on March 14th 2011. A downloadable .pdf version is given below: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011.

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Hearing Loss and Risk of Developing Dementia

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract 639 adults, aged 39-90 years old, were followed over an average of 12 years to see if those with hearing … Continue reading

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Major Breakthrough: Functional Human Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Neurons

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract Scientists have discovered how to grow the brain cells which cause memory loss in Alzheimer’s Disease. It has been found … Continue reading

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