Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be a treatment option for recurrent clinical depression, as a possible alternative to maintenance antidepressant treatment. The Prevention of Depressive Relapse or Recurrence (PREVENT) Trial tested whether MBCT with support to taper or discontinue … Continue reading

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Improving Approaches to Public Involvement in Research (NIHR)

Summary This National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) report on encouraging public involvement in research recommends a strategic approach to engaging the public in goal-setting for research and research design. It is based on the “Breaking Boundaries” Strategic Review of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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Drug Alteration to Brain’s Immune System Prevents Mice Developing Alzheimer’s Dementia? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary Latest research evidence, from Duke University in the US, suggests that the immune system plays a part in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (in mice). It appears that immune cells which attack nutrients in the brain may be an … Continue reading

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UK Stroke and Dementia Research: Under-Funding Persists (BMJ Open / Guardian)

Summary The levels of research funding upon cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), dementia and stroke were compared, in relation to burden of each of these diseases in terms of their prevalence, disability adjusted life years and economic burden. This analysis … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2015 (Parkinson’s UK / BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 will be April 20th – 26th 2015. This year’s campaign encourages people, everywhere, to be more friendly, patient and forgiving. See the Parkinson’s UK website, at Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015, to learn more about this … Continue reading

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Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP): Telecare eNewsletter for March 2015 (Telecare LIN)

Summary The March 2015 issue of the newsletter from Innovate UK (previously Technology Strategy Board), HealthTech Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Assisted Living Innovation Platform is available. Crowdsource Funding Appeal: Apparently, and inexplicably, it appears that this could be … Continue reading

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