[The changes mentioned in this item appear in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].
From early October 2012 the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust newsletter “Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter” will be re-branded as “Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter”.
Similarly, the website and blog known, up to the present, as “Dementia Care News” will become “Dementia and Elderly Care News“.
Rationale and Benefits
There are a number of reasons for this change:
- The newsletter has for a long time adopted an outlook and scope which is broader than a literal reading of the previous title would suggest.
- Market research has shown repeatedly that many of our readers would value a news service which performs a “similar role” for the wider areas of elderly care, geriatrics and elderly mental health and psychiatry.
- It will be possible to make the format, appearance and structure of the newsletter more consistent with the Wolverhampton Medical Institute‘s growing series of “the latest evidence” newsletters.
- The widening of subject coverage will enable the newsletter, website and blog to “move-up a gear”. Topics which can now be covered in greater detail will include Parkinson’s disease, falls, stroke, polypharmacy, elderly medicine, nursing and wellbeing (pain control, nutrition, hypertension, fractures, exercise etc.), depression and delirium, and a wider range of neurological conditions.
- The service’s broad-ranging remit will continue and be strengthened by the transition; coverage being extended to include wider societal issues including ageism, service commissioning, integrated care, national and international policy, and recent trends in medical thinking generally.
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