Monthly Archives: July 2017

On the Unrealised Potential of Intermediate Care (SCIE / Nuffield Trust)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.1” briefing explores the largely untapped potential of intermediate care. It is asserted that intermediate care could deliver better outcomes for patients, while reducing the pressures of demand faced by … Continue reading

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Reconnecting Health and Spirituality? (JAMA)

Summary A recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article summarises evidence for the view that patients’ spiritual and religious views have been long neglected in mainstream medical literature and practice. It is suggested a greater focus on spirituality … Continue reading

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Exploring the Potential of Quality Improvement in Mental Health (King’s Fund / BJGP)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report explores the application of quality improvement approaches to improving the quality of mental health care. It is asserted that continuing improvements are best achieved by “empowering frontline teams, service users and carers to design, … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Reduction: Suggestions for Lifestyle Modification (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News / AAIC)

Summary A large-scale international review, by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care (LCDPIC), suggests that perhaps one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people took steps to follow healthier lifestyles and so protect their … Continue reading

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The Living Conditions of Unpaid Carers in the UK: the State of Caring 2017 Report (Carers UK)

Summary The latest “State of Caring 2017” report reveals that four in ten of unpaid carers in the UK have not taken a break in over one year, and that one in four carers had not had a day-off from … Continue reading

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Self Care Week 2017: Embracing Self Care for Life (Self Care Forum)

Summary The Self Care Week (2017) awareness campaign, organised by the Self Care Forum, is planned to take place between November 13th – 19th 2017.​ This year’s theme will be “Embracing Self Care for Life”. Further Self Care Week information … Continue reading

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Early Research on Stress and Social Disadvantage as Potential Risk Factors (BBC News / AAIC)

Summary Early research findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London suggest that stressful life events, and more generally the chronic stress of enduring social deprivation life-long, may age the brain. The researchers claim that extremely stressful experiences … Continue reading

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Approaches to Supporting Dementia-Friendly Healthcare in Hospital Settings (BMJ Open)

Summary A review implies that staff dementia awareness training, by itself alone, may not improve dementia care and / or the outcomes for patients with dementia in hospital. It appears that additional strategies such as support for staff in implementing … Continue reading

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