Monthly Archives: September 2011

End of Life Care Strategy: Third Annual Report (Department of Health)

Summary The third annual report for “The end of life care strategy” has been released. The latest update on progress in the delivery of this strategy touches on various aspects of care for people with dementia. This year the National … Continue reading

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Brain Chemical miR-34c Linked to Mental Decline (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary The Daily Express has reported that German researchers have discovered how to block the effect of a molecule in the … Continue reading

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Three Documents on Commissioning and Integrated Care (The King’s Fund, SCIE and the Nuffield Trust)

1) Social Care and Clinical Commissioning for People with Long-Term Conditions This document from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and The King’s Fund, provides a summary of how an integrated system of health and social care can achieve … Continue reading

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Vitamin B Pills Prevent Progression From MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary Some newspapers have reported that vitamin B might help protect the brain from dementia. Recent research investigated whether high doses … Continue reading

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RCN’s Commitment to Improving Dementia Care in General Hospitals

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has unveiled a range of resources to support their commitment to the care of … Continue reading

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Falls Assessment in Older People (BMJ Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary This BMJ review covers the screening and assessment for risk of falls in older adults, with and without cognitive impairment. … Continue reading

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NHS Memory Services Receive £10 Million to Improve Dementia Care (NHS Information Centre / Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary Early diagnosis and intervention for dementia is one of the Government’s four key priorities for improving dementia care. The NHS … Continue reading

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Community Dementia Management Programme Improves Use of Psychotropic Drugs (Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care)

Summary Use of drugs for elderly patients with dementia often increases their vulnerability and results in hospital admissions. Research into early interventions for dementia management in the municipality of Kalmar, Sweden, investigated the optimum pharmacological treatments for people with dementia … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer Report 2011: Early Diagnosis and Intervention (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary The majority of people worldwide with dementia do not receive a diagnosis until late in the course of the disease, … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment of Older People (BMJ Clinical Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Abstract This review article examines the cognitive assessment of older people (i.e. those aged over 65 years) with a view to … Continue reading

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