Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013

Announcement In readiness for World Alzheimer’s Month 2013, Volume 3 Issue 9 of the Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence newsletter was published on August 31st 2013. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: Dementia and Elderly Care: … Continue reading

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MEETINGDEM Project: Meeting Centres Support Programme (DAA / ADS)

Summary Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester have been commissioned to take part in an international JPND research project (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease), called MEETINGDEM. The formal title of … Continue reading

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Professor Steve Field: Chief Inspector of General Practice (Care Quality Commission)

Summary The Care Quality Commission has appointed Professor Steve Field (from NHS England) as the first Chief Inspector of General Practice. This role will involve: Championing the interests of people who use primary medical services. Making judgments concerning the quality of care provided. Ensuring health and … Continue reading

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Dementia and Visual Impairment: ADS Research Project, Participants Invited (DAA / ADS)

Summary The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester is working on a research project investigating the needs of people with dementia and impaired sight who live in housing settings other than care homes. The researchers are … Continue reading

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Acute Kidney Injury: Prevention, Detection and Management (BBC News / NICE)

Summary Acute kidney injury (AKI) is almost entirely preventable but kills up to one in every four sufferers. Most people who develop AKI are over the age of 65. Good hydration is key, says the National Institute for Health and … Continue reading

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Dementia Care in the Acute General Hospital: Revisited (Journal of Dementia Care)

Summary This article summarises the range of interventions involved in improving care for people with dementia at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. Key components of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project comprise: A specialist dementia acute medical ward (currently called … Continue reading

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Commissioning Rehabilitation Services for People with Complex Mental Health Needs (JCP-MH)

Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) earlier this year released a guide on commissioning rehabilitation services for people with complex mental health needs including dementia. This main section headings in this document are: Ten key messages for … Continue reading

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Copper Disrupts Brain Amyloid-β Production and Clearance? (NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary This NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” critical appraisal of recent research in the news is about a laboratory study carried out on mice and human brain cells, investigating whether copper may reduce the capacity of the brain to get … Continue reading

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Whole-Person Care: Towards Parity Between Mental and Physical Health (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This Royal College of Psychiatrists report discusses steps to achieve greater “parity of esteem” for mental health compared with physical health services. “…mental health does not receive the same attention as physical health. People with mental health problems frequently … Continue reading

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Anaemia a Risk Factor for Dementia? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary This NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” critical appraisal of recent research featuring in the news is about whether anaemia in older adults is a potential risk factor for dementia and how to interpret the association discovered between anaemia, poor health and dementia. The study … Continue reading

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