Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Compared (Alzheimer’s Show / BrainHub TV)

Summary This BrainHub TV video includes highlights of an interview with Cecilia Yardley (Senior Partnerships Officer, The Lewy Body Society) at the Alzheimer’s Show 2013. Topics discussed relate to: The differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis-related problems … Continue reading

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Emotional Robots: Robot Seals Comfort Dementia Patients (Age UK / BBC News / GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Research into the therapeutic uses of android companions indicates that PARO (a robotic harp seal) can help to reduce anxiety and distress among people with mild to late-stage dementia. Emotional robots – somewhat similar to pets – appear to have … Continue reading

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Enhanced Exercise and Cognitive Programme Ineffective for Delirium Reduction in Hospitalised Patients (BMJ Open)

Summary A randomised controlled trial was conducted to see if a programme of progressive resistance exercise, mobilisation and orientation might help to prevent delirium in older hospitalised patients. Delirium was measured using the Confusion Assessment Method. The intervention programme had … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in the English Regions? (Regional Voices)

Summary The regional Voluntary Care Services network organisations have each developed a “who’s who” guide to help support voluntary and community sector organisations. The idea is to make it easier to contact people in the new health and care structures … Continue reading

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Two Thirds Feel Older People are Treated Poorly by Government Over Care (Age UK)

Summary In the context of the Government’s spending review 2015/16, Age UK / Ipsos Mori conducted a poll into the issues about which the over-50s have concerns regarding how the Government is perceived as treating older people. Over half (56%) of survey respondents said that they … Continue reading

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Dementia Green Care Handbook: Therapeutic Design and Practice (Safehouse / Housing LIN)

Summary This document covers the therapeutic use of gardens, gardening and the general design and therapeutic uses of outdoor spaces for people with dementia. The “Dementia Green Care Handbook” presents insights from Chalfont Design and their partners; including Age Concern Central Lancashire, NHS Central Lancashire … Continue reading

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