Monthly Archives: August 2012

NICE Guideline on Assessing Risk of Fragility Fractures in Osteoporosis (NICE)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This clinical guideline (CG 146) offers evidence-based advice on the assessment of fragility fracture risk in adults. … Continue reading

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Supporting People to Live Well With Dementia: Draft Dementia Quality Standard (NICE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary This draft quality standard has been designed to improve quality of care for people living with dementia. The standard is … Continue reading

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Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing for Patients with Long-Term Conditions (NHS Confederation / Mental Health Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Long-term physical conditions are often linked to adverse mental health and wellbeing. Long-term physical conditions may affect people’s mental health. Poor … Continue reading

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NICE Social Care Quality Standards: Open for Consultation (NICE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Social care is a new area of responsibility for NICE, following the Health and Social Care Act this year. NICE has … Continue reading

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Personal Health Budgets: Easy Read Leaflet (Department of Health)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Department of Health has published an easy-read version of the Understanding Personal Health Budgets information … Continue reading

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Young Cannabis Smokers Risk Irreversible Lower IQ (BBC Health News / PNAS)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Research suggests that young people (below the age of 18 years) who smoke cannabis regularly risk a significant and … Continue reading

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Good Support for People with Complex Needs (Social Policy Research Unit)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary This Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) document summarises findings from a study into the evidence on good practice in social care … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton Mayor Bert Turner Raises Record £55,000 (Birmingham Mail)

Summary Six charities share a record £55,171 raised by Wolverhampton Mayor Coun. Bert Turner during his term of office. The Dementia Ward at New Cross Hospital is to receive £29,171, and Compton Hospice will get £15,000. The Wolverhampton branch of the Alzheimer’s Society also receives £8,000. … Continue reading

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Peer Support in Mental Health and Learning Disability (Mental Health Foundation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary The “Peer support in mental health and learning disability” report provides an overview of peer support in mental health (including … Continue reading

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PET in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (Applied Radiology)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The role of PET in the diagnosis and management of dementia is ex­pected to increase in … Continue reading

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