Monthly Archives: January 2017

Updated Commissioning for Mental Health and Dementia Data Packs for CCGs (NHS RightCare / NHS England)

Summary NHS RightCare have published updates to their Mental Health and Dementia Data Packs for CCGs. The data is intended to support best use of mental health resources plus the identification of unwarranted variations in quality (and health inequalities) between … Continue reading

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United Against Dementia: Re-Branding For a New Age (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society has announced plans for an organisational self-rebranding. “Our ambition is to reach every person who has a diagnosis and wants our help; to change the conversation on dementia and mainstream the rights of those affected by … Continue reading

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David Cameron on Need for Increasing Dementia Research Funding (BBC News)

Summary David Cameron, the former Prime Minister, has taken-up the role of President of Alzheimer’s Research UK (in addition to working for the National Citizen Service). He has proposed / re-stated the importance of greater levels of funding for dementia … Continue reading

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Dementia Services: a Survey of Quality (Healthwatch Network / BMJ Open)

Summary A Healthwatch England report summarises feedback from over 1,000 people across the country about their experiences of dementia care, plus the results of findings from over 120 care homes visited. This document attempts to clarify what may be working … Continue reading

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Redesigning Support for People With Dementia (NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns (NHS England’s National Director for Dementia) and Colm Owens (Consultant Psychiatrist, Older People’s Mental Health Services, Devon Partnership NHS Trust) discuss enhancements to the dementia diagnosis process and arrangements for post-diagnostic dementia interventions / support, in … Continue reading

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National End of Life Care (EoLC) Knowledge Hub / Palliative and End of Life Care Resource Hub (NHS England / National Council for Palliative Care)

Summary NHS England and the National Council for Palliative Care have produced the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care hub / website. This aims to become the “one stop shop” for discovering information resources relating to the “Ambitions for … Continue reading

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Insufficient Physical Activity Accelerates Biological Ageing? (BBC News / American Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Californian researchers have discovered indications that older women with more sedentary lifestyles may have faster-ageing cells (as measured by shortened telomere length). “ …higher sedentary time may be associated with shorter LTL [leukocyte telomere length] among less physically active … Continue reading

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