[A version of the first item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012].
The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces informative appraisals of recent developments concerning elderly care and dementia-related topics appearing in the news. Here are two of these:
Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway
This is an authoritative overview and commentary on debates about the LCP currently in the news.
What is the Liverpool Care Pathway? London: NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines, November 1st 2012.
Alcohol Consumption and Brain Damage
An impartial assessment of the possible significance of recent animal research concerning the impact of alcohol consumption on rats’ brains.
Drinking alcohol every day ‘link’ to brain damage. London: NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines, October 26th 2012.
This relates to:
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Anderson, ML. Nokia, MS. [and] Govindaraju, KP. [et al] (2012). Moderate drinking? Alcohol consumption significantly decreases neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. Neuroscience, November 8th 2012, Vol.224, pp.202-9. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).