Monthly Archives: December 2016

Assessment of Dementia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary An examination of the neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological symptoms in elderly medical inpatients, attempting to identify distinguishing features of delirium and dementia. Full Text Link Reference Leonard, M. McInerney, S. [and] McFarland, J. [et al] (2016). Comparison of cognitive and … Continue reading

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Uncertain Reactions Concerning Changes to the Social Care Precept (BBC News)

Summary While social care budgets are widely claimed to be on a tipping-point of unsustainability, reactions to this week’s announcements have been ambivalent at best. Many commentators talk disparagingly of recent proposals for increases to the social care precept as … Continue reading

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More Transparency Enforced in NHS Hospital Trusts (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s final report on how NHS trusts review and investigate unexpected mortality in hospital patients in England concludes that a culture of learning from avoidable patient deaths has not been given sufficient priority, either nationally … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank (Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience / International Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary An annual round-up of developments in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). (x3). Full Text Link Reference Deeb, W. Giordano, JJ. [and] Rossi, PJ. [et al] (2016). Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: a … Continue reading

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Future Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (MRC / Guardian / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Professor Bart De Strooper has been appointed as the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Prof. De Strooper currently leads the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and is scientific … Continue reading

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Flashing Light: A Potential Alternative to Drug Treatment to Prevent Amyloid Plaque Formation? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Animal research on genetically modified mice suggests that a specialised form of flashing light therapy might help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. It appears that shining a strobe light, flashing at a rate of 40Hz, into rodents’ eyes … Continue reading

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