Monthly Archives: December 2012

Paid Dementia Carers’ Perspectives: a Meta-Ethnographic Analysis (Canadian Geriatrics Journal)

Summary The authors of this article conducted a meta-ethnography of dementia care workers’ perspectives on their jobs, using a meta-ethnographic approach based on Noblit and Hare. Five themes identified include approach to care, education and training, emotional impact of the … Continue reading

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Brain Scans Distinguish Between Dementia Types (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they may have discovered how to distinguish between different types of dementia without the need for invasive lumbar puncture tests to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (csf).  Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia share similar features and symptoms and can … Continue reading

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National Pain Audit 2010/12: Final Report (Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership)

Summary This National Audit of Pain Services collected detailed data on pain services in England and Wales. The audit was funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and performed in partnership with the British Pain Society and Dr Foster … Continue reading

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Social Value Guide (Social Enterprise UK)

Summary This guide from Social Enterprise UK, in association with Anthony Collins Solicitors, is intended to help with embedding social value in commissioning and procurement. It is aimed at local government or public bodies which will affected by the Public Services … Continue reading

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Updated National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary This updated guideline, from the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party at the Royal College of Physicians, covers: Commissioning of stroke services. Organisation of stroke services. Acute phase care. Secondary prevention. Recovery phase from impairments and limited activities: rehabilitation. Long-term management. … Continue reading

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Free Older Persons’ Bus Passes Promote Active Travel and Regular Exercise (NHS Choices / American Journal of Public Health)

Summary This is a further critical appraisal from the NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service, released during 2012, on elderly care and old-age health related topics appearing in the news. Full Text Link (a) Reference Free bus pass is ‘ticket … Continue reading

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Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Gene Studied in Young Adults (NHS Choices / Lancet Neurology)

Summary This is another critical appraisal from the NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service, released during 2012, on elderly care and dementia-related topics appearing in the news. Full Text Link (a) Reference Early-Onset Alzheimer’s gene explored in teens. London: NHS … Continue reading

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