Monthly Archives: September 2016

On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age. Full Text Link Reference ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia: the PrOVIDe Study (NIHR)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia (PrOVIDe) study investigated the prevalence of visual impairment in people with dementia, and addressed possible reasons behind any under-detection or inappropriate management of vision … Continue reading

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Seven Day Hospital Pharmacy Services (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary NHS England’s “Transformation of Seven Day Clinical Pharmacy Services in Acute Hospitals” report explains how seven-day clinical pharmacy services can benefit patients. Seven-day hospital pharmacy services might also help improve hospital efficiency, in the context of ten Seven Day … Continue reading

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National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England: New Wachter Report (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary The National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England, chaired by US clinician / digital expert Professor Robert Wachter, has produced a report on achieving “digital excellence” in the NHS. New / extended digital services for patients have … Continue reading

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Public Health Profiles 2016 (Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has updated the comprehensive collection of local health profiles, which provides statistical snapshots of local health and wellbeing for each local authority. Health Profiles highlight health inequalities, issues and priorities for local consideration, for example … Continue reading

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The Dementia Citizens Project (Knowledge Hub / Nesta)

Summary The National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (Nesta) has launched the Dementia Citizens website. This project aims to bring together researchers and people with dementia (and their carers and families) with a view to discovering novel ways … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Might Increase Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society / PNAS / NHS Choices)

Summary Particles of iron oxide (magnetite) related to air pollution have been discovered in samples of human brain tissue. There may be a weak link between air pollution-related particulates and development of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, but the evidence at … Continue reading

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Pressure on District Nursing Services: the Demand / Capacity Gap (BBC News / King’s Fund)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report identifies a fall in community nursing staff, which places district nursing services in England under increasing pressure. Unmanageable workloads may be causing delays and fewer home visits, perhaps leaving patients at risk. According to … Continue reading

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Francis Crick Institute Opens for Genetic Research (MRC / BBC News)

Summary The new Francis Crick Institute has opened in London. “The Crick has been established through the collaboration of six funding partners: the MRC, Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London”. Full Text … Continue reading

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Early Signs of a Historic Breakthrough in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Early results, based on small numbers of patients in a Phase I trial, indicate unprecedented progress in the development of a pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The drug Aducanumab appears to combat (and reverse) the build-up of amyloid protein … Continue reading

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