Monthly Archives: October 2012

Stronger Collective Voice for People With Dementia (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary This report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) summarises a one-year investigation into groups and projects involving … Continue reading

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Updated List of Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) and Dementia Care Projects Completed (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The King’s Fund has created a list of the organisations which have participated in their Enhancing the Healing … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Stroke / King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care topics appearing in the news. Here are two of these: Yoga-Based Rehabilitation After Stroke Full Text Link (a) Reference Yoga “can … Continue reading

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My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The“My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes” report summarises a three-year action research study. … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Miscellaneous Elderly Care Topics

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Every month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here is … Continue reading

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Diabetes in Older Adults: US Consensus Report (ADA / Diabetes Care)

Summary The American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Consensus Development Conference on diabetes and older adults has resulted in the release of this consensus report. It covers: The epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetes in older adults. The evidence on the prevention and treatment … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Consistency and Validity of Independent Care Home Assessments (BBC Health News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) stopped issuing star ratings to care homes in 2010, and some care homes now pay independent ratings companies and consultants to assess them instead. Local authorities often pay higher fees to care homes awarded top ratings. It … Continue reading

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