Monthly Archives: June 2017

Compulsory Community and Involuntary Outpatient Treatment for People With Mental Illness (JGCR / Cochrane Database)

Summary It remains uncertain whether compulsory community treatment for people with severe mental illness actually improves clinical outcomes and / or social functioning or reduces the level of usage of health services. A recent pilot study investigated old age psychiatrists’ … Continue reading

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Perioperative Care of Patients With Neurological Conditions (Health Service Insights)

Summary A US review covers the peri-operative care of patients with neurological conditions. It examines, in particular, aspects of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for persons with conditions including delirium, stroke, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, and Parkinson Disease. Full Text … Continue reading

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Earlier Diagnosis Research: the Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study (BBC News / GtR)

Summary The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study aims to discover new ways of diagnosing dementia, ideally decades before the symptoms become apparent in order to give future drug treatments the best chance of working. The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study … Continue reading

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Physical Activity in Midlife May Not Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia: No Harm in Trying (BMJ)

Summary The general consensus in the literature has tended to suggest that mid-life physical activity is typically beneficial, in part as a lifestyle choice which is likely to contribute to a reduced risk of developing cognitive decline and / or … Continue reading

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Review of Feeding Support for Hospitalised Adults at Risk of Under-Nourishment (Cochrane Database)

Summary A systematic review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of nutritional support for improving clinical outcomes in hospitalised adult patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It was already known that roughly 30% of patients in Western European hospitals … Continue reading

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Unresolved Issues of Means-Testing in the Payment For Social Care: a Recent History of the Dementia Tax (House of Commons Library)

Summary A recent House of Commons Library briefing paper presents an overview of policy proposals and actual policies, from different Governments since 1997, concerning for how individuals with assets must pay for social care. Unlike health services provided by the NHS, social … Continue reading

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Further Research Backs Speculation Linking the Immune System and Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Further evidence has emerged suggesting that malfunctioning in the body’s immune system may contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson’s Disease. T-cells appear to attack alpha-synuclein – a protein which accumulates in Parkinson’s Disease – after confusing this … Continue reading

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