Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nonmedical Interventions for Dementia Patients

Summary This US article reviews non-medical interventions that may be provided to patients with dementia and caregivers by psychiatrists and clinicians with a background in neuroscience. Clinicians can help patients and their carers to understand the diagnosis of dementia (whether … Continue reading

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Quality Environments for Care at End of Life (NHS National End of Life Care Programme)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This guide identifies a number of key environmental principles for different settings, including hospitals and care homes, which help improve … Continue reading

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Cognitive Risk

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This systematic review found that, generally, light to moderate drinking does not impair cognition in young people. Moderate drinking of … Continue reading

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Improving Patient Experience at the End of Life: The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme 2008-2010

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme is discussed in broad terms. The King’s Fund has been running … Continue reading

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Diet and Dementia Risk

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This review article examines the evidence that a modified dietary lifestyle might help to avoid Alzheimer’s Disease. Certain cardiovascular and … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s in the news: a behind the headlines special report (Bazian / NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary “Behind the Headlines” is a service run by Bazian (the company behind NHS Choices and NHS Evidence) which reviews medical … Continue reading

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National Dementia Strategy: Equalities Action Plan (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This document presents a series of planned actions in relation to the implementation of the Living well with dementia: A … Continue reading

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Conversations About the End of Life (The National Council for Palliative Care, National End of Life Care Programme / BBC News / RCP)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Abstract This guidance is provided to help anyone – whether unpaid or professional – caring for someone with dementia to open up conversations … Continue reading

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National Search for Ideas to Improve the Lives of People with Dementia (NHS Networks)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Design Council, have launched a national challenge offering to fund teams to … Continue reading

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Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary These standards draw on ideas from the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Alzheimer’s “Charter of rights for people with … Continue reading

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