Monthly Archives: April 2016

Review of Interventions Which May Potentially Delay Functional Decline in Persons With Dementia (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors examined 23 systematic reviews about the benefits of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and alternative therapies on activities of daily living (ADL) in people with dementia. Interventions thought to be effective (based on evidence sometimes judged to be “low quality”) … Continue reading

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More on Disjointed Care for Dementia and Comorbidities: the CoDem Study (NIHR)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comorbidity and dementia (CoDem) review confirms the need to improve continuity of care and access to services for persons living with dementia with co-morbidities (as covered in a recent ILC-UK report).  This … Continue reading

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Self-Care and the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) Tool (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has announced availability of an evidence-based tool designed to assist patients in obtaining person-centred support to manage their own care. The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a tool in the armoury of the Self-Care Programme, and is … Continue reading

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia Concerned About Disjointed and Substandard Care For Common Dementia Comorbidities (ILC-UK / Alzheimer’s Society / Pharma Times Online / APPG on Dementia)

Summary Inadequate care and systemic failures in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of comorbidities experienced by people with dementia is believed to result in (i) unnecessary costs for the NHS, (ii) widespread and preventable reduced quality of life among patients … Continue reading

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Latest Public Health England Strategic Plan (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released an outline plan for protecting / improving public health and reducing health inequalities in England over the next 4 years. Relatively short and snappy in style, with infographics. Some specific points, chosen at … Continue reading

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Latest NHS Whistleblowing Policy (NHS Improvement)

Summary NHS Improvement has released a summary of NHS whistleblowing policy, in the form of a practical handbook. The aim is to promote an open and supportive culture which encourages staff to raise concerns about patient care quality or safety … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2016 (Parkinson’s UK / BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Awareness Week (2016) falls between April 18th – 24th 2016. Full Text Link Reference Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2016. [London / Online]: Parkinson’s UK, April 2016. A related BBC News item: Full Text Link Reference Parkinson’s disease: ‘Many patients … Continue reading

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Dementia Adviser Services Survey (Department of Health / IpsosMORI / Age UK)

Summary The Department of Health, with Age UK and Ipsos MORI, investigated the provision of services for older people in England, with a particular focus on Dementia Adviser Services. Dementia Advisers provide “a single identifiable point of contact for people … Continue reading

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Healthy Caring Guide (NHS England / PHE / Age UK / Carers Trust / Carers UK)

Summary NHS England, Public Health England (PHE) and partners (Age UK, the Carers Trust and Carers UK) have released a healthy caring guide, which provides practical advice and information to carers (particularly older carers). Full Text Link Reference New guide gives … Continue reading

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