Monthly Archives: September 2013

Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The number of centenarians in England and Wales has increased five-fold over the past 30 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures indicate there were 12,320 people aged over 100 in England and Wales in 2012; while there … Continue reading

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Charities Warn Government About Ageing Population (BBC News)

Summary Leading charities have alerted the government that more should be done to prepare for the impact of an ageing population. A recent questionnaire by the care provider Anchor found that more than three-quarters of the 2,200 adults polled believe the government is not ready to cope … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Delirium

Recent reviews and meta-analyses on the subject of delirium are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely, but the full-text of many of these articles will need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit: Official Build-Up Blog and Request for Comments on Improving International Dementia Research Collaboration (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The UK is hosting the G8 summit on dementia research in London on December 11th 2013. The summit aims to develop a more co-ordinated international approach to research into dementia. An official Department of Health blog and set of feedback pages have been created to offer … Continue reading

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Promoting Involvement in Dementia Research (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, have produced a short film encouraging more patients and carers to take part in research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Read more and view the video: Taking part in … Continue reading

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Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 10, September 2013

Announcement Volume 3 Issue 10 of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter was published on September 28th 2013. This appeared just in time to qualify as a belated tribute to World Alzheimer’s Month. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: … Continue reading

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