Monthly Archives: August 2011

Personalisation and Dementia: a Practitioner’s Guide to Self-Directed Support (Mental Health Foundation, Dementia Choices Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This guide has been written for social care practitioners in social services departments, working with people living with dementia and … Continue reading

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Promoting Excellence: A Skills and Knowledge Framework for Dementia Workers (NHS Education Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary NHS Education Scotland (NES) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) developed “Promoting Excellence: a framework for health and social services staff … Continue reading

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Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary The DEEP project aims to identify and collate information about the various groups, projects and activities across the UK which … Continue reading

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Transforming General Hospital Care: Survey of Carers and Patients (RCN Dementia Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary Subsequent to a survey of professionals and practitioners which started in January 2011, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) commissioned … Continue reading

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Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy: One Year On

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This report reviews progress during the first twelve months following the publication of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy in 2010. It … Continue reading

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Attempts to Establish the Scientific Basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summary This review article investigates the literature attempting to establish any basic evidence-based principles behind Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of senile dementia.  Five main ingredients include: Poria cocos, Radix polygalae, Radix glycyrrhizae, Radix angelica sinensis, and Radix … Continue reading

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Key Dementia-Related Reports: a Pictorial Bibliography (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This web page gives a neat summary of the important reports of relevance to people working for the Association for … Continue reading

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Handbook on Use of the Dementia Commissioning Pack

Summary The Department of Health’s Dementia Commissioning Pack provides commissioners with a range of service specifications, tools and templates to help deliver the services specified in the National Dementia Strategy and the outcomes-oriented implementation plan which appeared a year later. … Continue reading

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The Best of the Rest: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (July 2011)

Summary Each month a wide range of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined in the process of compiling the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter. It is impractical to include all of these in any given month’s newsletter. … Continue reading

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Dementia: the Latest Evidence (RWHT) Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011

Announcement A fresh issue of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter was published on August 6th 2011. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011.

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