Monthly Archives: July 2011

Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults (NICE Clinical Guideline CG90)

Summary People with dementia are at higher risk of depression. Much of the mental health comorbidity which affects older people in general hospitals relates to dementia, depression and delirium. The main NICE dementia guideline provides guidance on the management of … Continue reading

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Mental Health Liaison Services for Dementia Care in Hospitals (Department of Health, Strategic Commissioning Development Unit)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary This document explains the evidence used to identify eligible patients for mental health liaison services in general hospitals and community … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Report Called for Better Dementia Care Training (NICE News Update)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary Approximately 750,000 people currently live with dementia in the UK, and this number will rise to over a million by … Continue reading

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Human Skin Cells (Fibroblasts) Converted into Neurons (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Abstract The July 14th 2011 issue of The Independent reported that scientists at Stanford University in California have learned how to … Continue reading

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Commissioning Services for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary The Department of Health‘s Dementia Commissioning Pack provides commissioners with a range of service specifications, tools and templates to help … Continue reading

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Dementia Toolkit for GP Commissioners (GP Online)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary The Department of Health has launched a commissioning toolkit to help GPs improve the quality of dementia services and cut … Continue reading

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