Monthly Archives: April 2014

Care Homes Can Learn From Alternative Residential Care Settings (JRF)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation review explores learning from: (a) care in residential services for children and young people, (b) residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and (c) hospice care. The report explores the possibility of … Continue reading

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Under-Cover Work in Elderly Care Home Exposes Sub-Standard Care (BBC News / BBC One Panorama)

Summary Eight staff members have been suspended from the Old Deanery care home in Essex after an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama found cases of malpractice and poor care. Secret filming for the “Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed” Panorama TV … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Summary Recent reviews and meta-analyses are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access may be required to obtain the full-text of the … Continue reading

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Summary of the G8 Dementia Summit: Global Action Against Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health web-based document presents a synopsis of activity at the G8 Dementia Summit held in London on December 11th 2013. It summarises agreed actions, video excerpts from some of the speeches at the event, and the … Continue reading

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Medical Education Resources: the AMEE Guides (Medical Teacher)

Introduction The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) publishes a range of guides providing theoretical reviews and practical advice on a number of topics in medical and health education. Full Text Link Reference AMEE Guides Catalogue. Dundee [Online]: The … Continue reading

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Dementia Calculator: Version Three Launched in April 2014 (NHS England)

Summary A new version of the Dementia Prevalence Calculator was launched earlier this month. It gives local information about dementia care and facilitates the local planning of services (primarily concerning the diagnosis of people with dementia). Note: This resource appears … Continue reading

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