Monthly Archives: April 2012

Reablement Guides (SCIE)

Summary Reablement teams across the UK support people with a range of diagnoses, including some with dementia and sometimes people with end of life care needs. Reablement should result in better health and wellbeing, improve outcomes and reduce spending on … Continue reading

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Clinical Commissioning Group Authorisation: Guide for Applicants (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This draft guide assists emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) develop their plans to navigate the authorisation process and become authorised CCGs. It gives a detailed description of the criteria, thresholds and evidence for authorisation and clarifies the three phases … Continue reading

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EVIDEM: Evidence-Based Interventions in Dementia (National Institute for Health Research)

Summary Evidence-Based Interventions in Dementia (EVIDEM) is a database devoted to changing practice regarding dementia care in the community, and developing and testing interventions from early recognition to end of life. EVIDEM is a consortium of academic and NHS professionals. … Continue reading

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Acute Care Toolkit: Improving Care for Frail Older People (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary This is the third in a series of acute care toolkits. It recommends procedures for the initial assessment on admission, and later Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGAs), as ways to improve the care of frail older patients. The toolkit has … Continue reading

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Evidence Supports Intentional Rounding (King’s College London)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary In January 2012 the Prime Minister made calls for higher standards of nursing care and compassion. One of his main … Continue reading

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What to Take Into Account When Choosing a Care Home (Guest Post: Lisa Smith, MHA)

Introduction Choosing a care home for an elderly family member can be a long-winded and difficult process as there are many points to consider. However, finding a care home that provides the proper assistance for your elderly relative or friend will … Continue reading

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End of Life Care: Methods Review (School for Social Care Research, London School of Economics and Political Science)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This NIHR review provides an overview of the numerous research methods which have been used in end of life care … Continue reading

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