Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Decline in Adults Aged Over 50 (NHS Choices / Age and Ageing)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has released a number of critical appraisals during 2012 about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Reference Full Text Link (a) Smoking ‘rots brain’ causing mental decline. … Continue reading

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NHS Funding Transfer to Local Authorities (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has communicated with the NHS Commissioning Board about the transfer of £859m in 2013/14 to from the NHS to local authorities. This funding was announced previously as part of the Spending Review and in the Care and Support White … Continue reading

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Passive Case-Finding for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Two United States Communities (Alzheimer’s Association)

Summary Passive surveillance – which uses documentation from existing health records – has the advantages of lower research costs and a lower impact on the population studied, but effectiveness is limited by the comprehensiveness of the healthcare coverage in a … Continue reading

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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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