Monthly Archives: July 2014

Exploring the Experiences and Needs of Male Carers (Carers Trust)

Summary This report, by the Carers Trust, investigates the experiences and needs of male carers. It assesses the adequacy of the support they receive. Full Text Link Reference Husband, partner, dad, son, carer? A survey of the experiences and needs … Continue reading

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High Intensity Training: Suitable for the Elderly? (BBC News / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / FSEM)

Summary Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, known as High Intensity Training (HIT), could potentially transform the health of elderly people by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve general fitness. Researchers at Abertay University believe HIT could help reduce … Continue reading

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Neurological Disorders in the Arab World (Springer)

Summary This book presents an overview of the frequencies and clinical patterns of major neurological disorders across the Arab world. Specific chapters cover stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and headache. Full Text Link (Note: The electronic book is … Continue reading

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Commissioning for Quality (NHS England / Commissioning Assembly)

Summary An interactive web resource “Commissioning for Quality: Views from Commissioners” is based on the Commissioning Assembly’s analysis of CCG quality frameworks and strategies (and the literature). It has been launched to help commissioners with quality improvement and assuring the … Continue reading

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Statins for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This Cochrane systematic review assesses the clinical efficacy and safety of statins for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia. No studies exist yet assessing role of statins in treatment of vascular dementia. Analysis of four studies concerning … Continue reading

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Role of Community Nurses in Carer Support (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health guidance covers support for adult carers by community nurses. It is aimed at district and general practice nurses, health professionals generally, commissioners and service providers. This guidance relates, partly, to an earlier document “Care in local communities: … Continue reading

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Potential Transmission of vCJD (BBC News / House of Commons Science and Technology Committee / SaBTO)

Summary The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has asserted that the government has a too casual approach to the human form of mad cow disease. Roughly one in 2,000 people in the UK could be a carrier of … Continue reading

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