Monthly Archives: May 2017

Public Opinion Update on the NHS and Social Care (Health Foundation)

Summary Public opinion has even greater significance in the context of the June 2017 General Election. “The Health Foundation commissioned Ipsos MORI to do a survey of the general public in Great Britain on their views about funding of the … Continue reading

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One More Genetic Link in the Longevity Enigma? (BBC News / Sanger Institute / Nature Communications)

Summary People living in the isolated Greek villages of Zoniana and Anogia have a noted tendency to live well into old age. They have a lower than expected incidence of cardiovascular disease, including heart problems, heart attacks and stroke. It … Continue reading

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Examining the Influence of Dietary Components on Metabolic Health and Ageing (Molecules)

Summary A review article examines the potential relationships between nutritional intake and general health and the ageing process. Full Text Link Reference Rescigno, T. Micolucci, L. [and] Tecce, MF. [et al] (2017). Bioactive nutrients and nutrigenomics in age-related diseases. Molecules. … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England (NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital – formerly the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) – has released statistical information on recorded dementia diagnoses for April 2017. Data about people with dementia is recorded for each GP practice, enabling GPs and commissioners … Continue reading

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Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Saliva Test? (NHS Choices / JAD)

Summary Pilot research indicates that a chemical in the saliva can be used to differentiate, with relatively high accuracy, between persons who are currently healthy, those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and others with Alzheimer’s Disease. Potentially, salivary biomarkers could … Continue reading

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Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: Wiggle Room Re-Discovered to Avoid Toxic Dementia Tax (BBC News)

Summary Call it a re-balancing of emphasis, or call it a U-turn, there has been a welcome decision to consider setting an absolute maximum limit on the amount that individuals may have to contribute to their social care needs. The … Continue reading

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No Evidence Vitamin E Benefits Persons With Alzheimer’s Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (Cochrane Database)

Summary There is no evidence that Vitamin E supplementation, in the alpha-tocopherol form, given to people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) would help to prevent or delay the progression to dementia. Similarly, there is no evidence that Vitamin E supplementation … Continue reading

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