Monthly Archives: January 2013

Factcheck: Do 2 in 5 (40%) of Hospital Patients Suffer From Dementia? (FullFact.org)

Summary Emily Craig decided to investigate the validity and origin of the often quoted statistic that 40% of patients in NHS hospitals suffer from dementia. Sir David Nicholson, the head of the NHS Commissioning Board,  recently commented that “something like 40 per … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Efficacy, Feasibility, and Cost-Effectiveness of Cognitive Intervention in Alzheimer Disease (Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders)

Summary The authors of this systematic review attempted to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), estimate their feasibility and assess their cost-effectiveness. On the basis of four randomised controlled trials of cognitive intervention it … Continue reading

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Elderly Patients to be Treated in the Community Where Possible (The Independent)

Summary Sir David Nicholson, head of the NHS Commissioning Board, has expressed the view that NHS hospitals are “very bad places” when it comes to the standards of care for frail, elderly patients. He proposes that new ways must be … Continue reading

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Dementia Top Tips Presentation Online (NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement / Dementia Action Alliance)

Summary The Dementia Action Alliance, in partnership with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, have launched a Call to Action for the improvement of care for people with dementia in Acute Hospitals. The organisers are running a webinar series, entitled “Improving the … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Pain Management (October – December 2012)

Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on pain management are listed below. O’Neil, CK. Hanlon, JT. Marcum, ZA. Adverse effects of analgesics commonly used by older adults with osteoarthritis: focus on non-opioid and opioid analgesics. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. December … Continue reading

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Opening Doors: Nursing Care for Homeless People (QNI / NHS England)

Summary The homeless represent a widely marginalised group who suffer significant and multiple health inequalities. This report from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) is about the Opening Doors project, which supports the development of nursing care for homeless people. Full … Continue reading

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