Monthly Archives: July 2014

Compliance with Monitor’s Integrated Care Requirements (Monitor)

Summary Monitor has issued online advice to help commissioners, providers of healthcare services and health and wellbeing boards to comply with their integrated care obligations. Read more: Integrated care: how to comply with Monitor’s requirements. Reference Integrated care: how to comply … Continue reading

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Improving Access to Post-Diagnosis Care and Support (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The Secretary of State for Health has written to health and wellbeing boards and local authorities, encouraging collaborative working with local NHS employees to increase awareness of dementia and diagnosis rates, and to improve all aspects of support for … Continue reading

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Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults (USPSTF)

Summary The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for cognitive impairment / dementia have been updated. USPSTF concludes that the evidence remains insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms regarding screening for cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

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Mapping UK Demographic Changes (ILC-UK)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has released a second summary “factpack” of statistics about a number of topics relating to the UK’s elderly. Projections indicate that future generations of pensioners face a poorer financial future unless the long-term challenges … Continue reading

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Movement Towards Better Understanding, Respect and Support for People With Dementia (BSI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The British Standards Institute (BSI) and Alzheimer’s Society are working jointly to codify a standard benchmark for all communities wishing to work towards becoming dementia-friendly. The aim of PAS 1365 is to define exactly what constitutes a dementia friendly community; this will … Continue reading

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Neurophysiological Hub of Pessimism and Depression? (BBC News / PNAS / Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience)

Summary Researchers may have identified an area of the brain involved in the prediction of things about to go wrong or end unpleasantly. The habenula might be involved in depression; hyperactivity in this brain region may be associated with the … Continue reading

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How Primary Care Could Help Reduce Emergency Admissions (University of Bristol / NIHR / BMJ Open)

Summary Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care reviewed the international evidence about how GPs might help reduce attendances at emergency departments. They have discovered that seeing the same GP each time patients visit their doctor’s … Continue reading

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