Monthly Archives: May 2017

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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Perhaps No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity? (BBC News / NHS Choices / EurekAlert!)

Summary Analysis of UK GP records by researchers at the University of Birmingham indicates that otherwise “metabolically healthy” obese people do have a statistically higher chance of heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack) and heart failure compared … Continue reading

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Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: No Solution to Dementia Tax? (BBC News)

Summary The Dilnot Commission’s recommendation, for a “cap” on each individual’s total care cost liabilities, appears to have been thwarted again. The looming probability of “catastrophic” care costs seems set to remain for persons with various long-term neurodegenerative diseases, as … Continue reading

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Professionalism in Nursing and Midwifery (NMC)

Summary The Nursing and Midwifery Council has published a guide to professionalism in the practice of nursing and midwifery, covering advice on applying the values from the Code (the code of professional conduct). This was launched on International Nurses Day, … Continue reading

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