Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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Better Use of Patient Data (NHS England / NHS Choices)

Summary NHS England has announced the introduction of an NHS information service called care.data. This service will use information from patients’ medical records to improve healthcare delivery and research. The Health and Social Care Information Centre, British Medical Association and the … Continue reading

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Flexible Hours for Carers: a Growing Care Gap (BBC News / Ageing and Society)

Summary An estimated 675,000 older people depend upon unpaid carers, usually their children. Jeremy Hunt has proposed that a cultural change is needed among employers so that carers have parity of esteem, and receive similar flexible working opportunities to parents … Continue reading

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Quick Insight: United States Perspective on Dementia Research Funding and Progress (Cure Alzheimer’s Fund)

Summary This video gives an overview of the organisations and funding arrangements behind recent collaborative research work on Alzheimer’s Disease, and other form of dementia, in the USA. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are … Continue reading

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Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund (Department of Health)

Summary Voluntary sector funding is being made available for health and care projects. Applications are invited for Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) grant funding. The fund is open for applications for projects starting in April 2014 onwards. An … Continue reading

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