Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].

Summary

The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about dementia appearing in the news. Here are two of these:

Diabetes Drug Metformin

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Reference

Diabetes drug metformin ‘could aid Alzheimer’s’. London: NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines, July 6th 2012.

Reference

Wang, J. Gallagher, D. [and] DeVito, LM. [et al] (2012). Metformin activates an atypical PKC-CBP pathway to promote neurogenesis and enhance spatial memory formation. Cell Stem Cell, July 6th 2012, Vol.11(1), pp.23-35. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Living Alone

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Reference

Living alone ‘raises death risk in elderly’. London: NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines, June 19th 2012.

Reference

Perissinotto, CM. Stijacic Cenzer, I. [and] Covinsky, KE. (2012). Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death. Archives of Internal Medicine, July 23rd 2012, Vol.172(14), pp.1078-83. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Reference

Udell, JA. Steg, PG. [and] Scirica, BM. [et al] (2012). Living alone and cardiovascular risk in outpatients at risk of or with atherothrombosis. Archives of Internal Medicine, July 23rd 2012, Vol.172(14), pp.1086-95. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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