Monthly Archives: December 2012

Parkinson’s Disease Public Awareness Campaign (Parkinson’s UK, formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Society)

Summary Parkinson’s UK launched their first public awareness campaign earlier this month. The aim is to raise knowledge of the condition and improve understanding of the impact that Parkinson’s Disease has on sufferers. “Parkinson’s can affect messages the brain gives to … Continue reading

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Decision-Making in Care and Support of Older People (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report discusses care and support for older people given demographic trends. Factors which influence decision making, risk management and NHS trusts’ strategies are discussed. Older people are considered to be both receivers and givers of … Continue reading

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The Value of Liaison Psychiatry Services (HSJ / NHS Confederation)

Summary Treatment of patients’ psychiatric conditions can help acute care providers improve physical health, achieve earlier hospital discharge and reduce costs. “In 2007, the National Audit Office reported that more than two-thirds of Lincolnshire acute hospital patients with dementia no … Continue reading

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Government Announces £22 Million For Dementia Research (Alzheimer’s Society / Department of Health / NIHR)

[A version of this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that Government spending on dementia research will be boosted by two-thirds, with a £22 … Continue reading

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Dementia Second Commonest Cause of Deaths in Women (BBC News)

Summary According to data from the Office for National Statistics, dementia is the second highest cause of death among women. The condition was listed as an underlying cause in one in 10 of 250,000 deaths in 2011. For men, dementia was the … Continue reading

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Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients (NHS Commissioning Board / NHS Choices)

[Brief references to many of these items feature in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary The NHS Commissioning Board’s “Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14” report covers the incentives and … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the Routes to Success Resources, Tools and Frameworks (NEoLCP)

Summary This report from the NHS National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) and the Institute of Healthcare Management presents the results of research which reviewed how the series of publications and supporting tools, resource guides and frameworks (developed by … Continue reading

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Research into White Matter Hyperintensities (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Two articles from 2012 covering research exploring the possible influence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain. Full Text Link (a) Reference Oppedal, K. Aarsland, D. [and] Firbank, MJ. [et al] (2012). White matter hyperintensities in mild lewy … Continue reading

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Call for Rethink Over Older Cancer Patients (BBC News)

Summary It was already known from previous research into ageism that older NHS patients are less likely to receive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It has been estimated that if NHS performance was increased to match top international standards then a further 15,000 lives per year could … Continue reading

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Facing the Dementia Challenge (Social Market Foundation)

Summary This Social Market Foundation report takes interviews with sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia and their carers, combined with published research evidence, to investigate barriers to early diagnosis. Policy recommendations are proposed to incentivise improvements to diagnose rates. Full … Continue reading

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