Monthly Archives: October 2016

Independence in Older Adults: on the Role of Time-Limited Home-Care Reablement Services (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review investigated the outcomes reported for reablement (restorative care) services delivered as home-care services for older adults at risk of functional decline. Reablement services of this type are often time-limited (between six to twelve weeks duration) … Continue reading

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Elderly Mental Health: Unmet Needs (Age UK)

Summary According to Age UK’s latest report, mental health services in England frequently fail to meet the level of demand arising from an ageing population. Around one-third of mental health trusts in England are inadequately prepared concerning the provision of … Continue reading

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Self Care Week 2016: Health Literacy (Self Care Forum / NHS England)

Summary The Self Care Week (2016) awareness campaign, organised by the Self Care Forum, is planned to take place between November 14th – 20th 2016. This year’s theme is health literacy. Self Care Week resources are available online: Full Text … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension and Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / PLoS Medicine / NHS Choices)

Summary It appears that people who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when standing up suddenly may be at increased risk of dementia, perhaps due to a decreased flow of blood to the brain. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Carers UK’s Pressure Points Report: Building on the Role of Carers in Supporting the NHS (Carers UK)

Summary A recent Carers UK report examined the potential role(s) of carers in helping to reduce emergency admissions and re-admissions to hospital; and to minimise delayed transfers of care from hospital. Around 40% carers who have taken their dependents to A&E … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Potential Environmental Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer Scotland / BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Experts at the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre have compiled a list of the environmental factors which are thought likely to contribute to the risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference List of dementia environmental risk factors drawn … Continue reading

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Care Homes Sector (Still) In Crisis (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting on trends in care home closures, has suggested that the care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk. The number of care homes has declined by roughly 1,500 … Continue reading

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