Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mental Health Services In Crisis? (BBC News)

Summary Mental health services in England have been described as “a car crash”, not prioritised by the health secretary, by Professor Sue Bailey the outgoing president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Full Text Link Reference Buchanan, M. (2014). Mental … Continue reading

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Defeat Dementia Report (Alzheimer’s Research UK / OHE / BBC News)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) released their “Defeat Dementia: the evidence and a vision for action” last week to coincide with the Global Dementia Legacy Event and the launch of their “Defeat Dementia” campaign. This report draws on analyses from … Continue reading

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The NHS: Probably the World’s Best Health Service (Commonwealth Fund / BBC News / NHS Networks / EIU)

Summary The Commonwealth Fund, a US think-tank, compared data from 11 countries. Their report rates the NHS as the being best national health system. The NHS came first (highest rating) in almost every category. The NHS was ranked lowest, after … Continue reading

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Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Mental Capacity Act (Ministry of Justice / Department of Health / JCN)

Summary The government, with partners, has considered the recommendations made by the House of Lords. This response report defines a system-wide programme planned for 2014 to 2015 (and beyond) on improving implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Full Text … Continue reading

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Defeat Dementia Campaign (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK’s “Defeat Dementia” campaign was announced at the Global Dementia Legacy Event on June 19th 2014. Commitments included in the Defeat Dementia programme include: The launch of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre. There is a £2 … Continue reading

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Hooked-on-Music Game: Public Participation in Research (BBC News)

Summary Researchers associated with the University of Amsterdam have created an online music memory game to investigate the reasons why certain tunes are retained in long-term memory. Individuals are asked to identify popular song clips and compare these by their … Continue reading

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Putting Dementia on the Map (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary An interactive map presents what is known currently about dementia care, support and research across the country. There are three major topic areas: In the community. At hospital. The future of care. Full Text Link Reference Putting Dementia on … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous International Care of the Elderly-Related Guidelines

James, PA. Oparil, S. [and] Carter, BL. [et al] (2014). 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. February 5th 2014; … Continue reading

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