Monthly Archives: June 2015

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Challenges Some Stereotypes About Older People and Sexuality (BBC News / Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Summary A survey conducted by the University of Manchester indicates that 54% of men and 31% of women over the age of 70 are sexually active. Sexuality and the need for intimacy among older people have been overlooked previously. The … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Dementia and Poor Sleep Quality (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Recent US research found an apparent link between poor sleep quality and higher levels abnormal protein (beta-amyloid plaques) in the brain. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal puts the limitations of this interesting research into perspective. … Continue reading

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Protecting NHS Staff, and Patients, From Violent and Aggressive Patients (NICE)

Summary Violence and aggression towards hospital staff is estimated to cost £69m a year (in staff absence, loss of productivity and additional security). The following updated NICE guidance offers recommendations (including suggestions for further research) on the prevention of violent … Continue reading

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Dignity in Care: SCIE Videos on Caring With Dignity (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced three new videos about dignity in care, making eight in total. There are said to be eight main factors which contribute to the provision of dignity with care. Choice and … Continue reading

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The Debenham Project: Community-Based Support for People With Dementia (NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns (NHS England’s National Director for Dementia) and Professor John Young (NHS England’s National Director for the Frail Elderly) discuss the Debenham Project. This project is extolled as an example of a collaborative social movement, which relies … Continue reading

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An Exploration of the Many Aspects of Safeguarding (CQC / RCN / BMA / LGA / ADASS / NHS Confederation / NIHR SDO)

Summary As the title suggests, this contribution is an exploratory “work in progress” towards better understanding of the issues, rather than a definitive review. Updates will be added here, or referenced and linked to elsewhere, as they appear in future. … Continue reading

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Societal Adjustment to Increasing Dementia Prevalence (JRF)

Summary The “How can and should the UK adjust to dementia?” report, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), explores the adaptations and adjustments made at various levels to the growing demands of an ageing population with a higher prevalence of … Continue reading

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