Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cancer Drugs to Assist Nerve Regeneration? (BBC News / Brain)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that cancer drugs called nutlins may influence mechanisms with the potential for enabling certain aspects of CNS nerve regeneration (at least in animal studies involving severed spinal cords): Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Literature Review on Olfaction (Sense of Smell) and Neurodegenerative Diseases (International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)

Summary Loss of sense of smell may be involved in certain neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. This literature review examines the relationships between olfactory dysfunction and neurological / neurodegenerative diseases. Olfactory tests may have a role in … Continue reading

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International Variations in Cancer Referrals and Cancer Survival (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plan for England: 2015 (Department of Health / NHS England / Public Health England / BBC News)

Summary The Heatwave Plan for England is about minimising the avoidable effects of (potential) severe heat in England on health. The plan recommends steps to reduce the risks from prolonged exposure to severe heat. It is intended for many audiences: … Continue reading

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Supporting Meaningful Activity in the Community: Brief Example (Frame of Mind CIC)

Summary Frame of Mind is a Community Interest Company providing picture framing and printing services to businesses and residents in the Bognor Regis area. One of their roles involves offering vocational training and wellbeing opportunities for local adults with mental … Continue reading

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International Meeting of Regulators on Challenges of Dementia Research and Drug Development (MHRA / Department of Health)

Summary The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) took part in an international workshop with other regulators, and has released a statement of intent about how to support the development of drugs for dementia. This work is in support … Continue reading

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Videos and Statistics for Dementia Awareness Week (2015): Thinking Ahead (Department of Health / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Dementia Awareness Week occurs this year between May 17th – 23rd 2015. The theme this year is about living a good life with dementia (as far as possible), and preserving self-esteem, dignity and independence. Five videos have been released … Continue reading

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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015: Plus Related Information and Developments (Dying Matters Coalition / BBC News / PHSO / Nursing Times)

Summary The “Dying Matters Awareness Week”, this year having the theme “Talk, Plan, Live”, occurs between May 18th – 24th 2015. The aim is to support more open discussion about dying, death and bereavement. Making end of life wishes known, … Continue reading

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Living With Dementia: Practical, Legal and Financial Considerations (Laker Legal Solicitors / Wright Hassall LLP)

Summary Coinciding with Dementia Awareness Week (May 17th – 23rd 2015), Laker Legal have commissioned an infographic explaining the practical, financial and legal considerations for people who have recently received a dementia diagnosis (and for the consideration of their loved … Continue reading

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