Monthly Archives: November 2015

Quick Guides on Role(s) of Care Sector in Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care Services in England (NHS England / Care England)

Summary NHS England and partners (Care England, UKHCA and the UK Registered Nursing Home Association) have published a series of quick guides about how the care sector can work within local health and care systems. These guides provide examples of … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Plan for England Updated (PHE)

Summary The Cold Weather Plan for England has again been updated by Public Health England (PHE). The idea is to prevent the avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather, particularly with regard to vulnerable persons. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2014/15 and 2017/8 (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that there were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales during the Winter of 2014/15. This was not a particularly cold Winter. Most of the excess Winter mortality involved … Continue reading

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National Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Announced (MRC)

Summary The national Dementia Research Institute (DRI) will be led by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The DRI is expected to receive up to £150 million in funding and be operational by 2020. It aims to link research across leading … Continue reading

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Phenolic Acids, Flavonoids, Champagne Consumption and Dementia Risk Reduction (NHS Choices / Antioxidants and Redox Signaling / BBC News / Bazian)

Summary Over-interpretation of a recent (2013) piece of animal-based research led some press commentators to insinuate that champagne / white wine consumption might have a role in reducing the risk of dementia in humans. The following NHS Choices Behind the … Continue reading

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Crisis in Care Homes / Social Care Sustainability? (BBC News / ResPublica)

Summary Economic analysis of the financial sustainability of residential care home services in England suggests that care homes could – within five years – be underfunded by £1.1 billion per year. This raises worrying implications for future capacity relative to … Continue reading

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Education and Training Framework Maps Dementia Core Skills (Skills for Health / HEE / Skills for Care)

Summary Last month, Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care issued a comprehensive resource to support the education, training and workforce development needs of persons who work with people living with dementia and their carers. This “Dementia … Continue reading

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Dementia Discovery Fund Launched (WDC / ARUK)

Summary The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) was launched on October 21st 2015. Full Text Link Reference Launch of Dementia Discovery Fund. London [Online]: World Dementia Council (WDC), November 10th 2015. See also: Full Text Link Reference $100m Dementia Discovery Fund … Continue reading

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Altered Humour Predicts Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia? (BBC News / MRC / JAD / Cortex)

Summary Researchers at University College London are interested in whether sense of humour changes might help predict frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Their latest paper suggests that changes in sense of humour can be an early sign of this type of dementia, … Continue reading

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