Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cognitive and Neuroimaging Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NHS Choices / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The detection of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease appears to be accomplished best by the use of a combination of information, taken from targeted neuroimaging and complementary neuropsychological assessments of cognitive functioning. This combination of approaches may be necessary in order to … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Second National Dementia Strategy: 2013-16

Summary Scotland’s second National Dementia Strategy builds upon and develops the first one published in 2010. A total of 17 commitments are specified, with the intention of improving: the quality of dementia services, timely diagnosis rates and standards of care … Continue reading

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Improving Identification of People with Dementia in Primary Care: Dementia Coding Guidance and Identified Prevalence (BMJ Open)

Summary There may be a potential improvement in the rates of dementia identification and diagnosis to be obtained as a result of an altered approach primary care coding. This research implies that dementia identification rates might have been be improved … Continue reading

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MiNDbank Database: World Health Organization (WHO)

Summary The World Health Organisation’s MiNDbank database includes international information about mental health, substance abuse, disability and human rights. It covers the various policies, strategies, laws and service standards implemented in these fields by different countries. “Launched on Human Rights … Continue reading

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Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

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NHS Culture Change Moves Forwards / Waiting Time Targets (BBC News / CQC / Nuffield Trust / QualityWatch)

Summary David Prior, the Care Quality Commission chairman, has commented that the NHS had become “too powerful to criticise” in the recent past, despite some patients receiving an unsatisfactory service. Even the most senior staff were sometimes afraid to speak out. He … Continue reading

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Digital Health: Working in Partnership (Department of Health / Healthcare UK)

Summary The “Digital health: working in partnership” report on digital health from the Department of Health and Healthcare UK explores the potential gains, in terms of the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery, to be derived from telecare, telehealth, mobile … Continue reading

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