Monthly Archives: August 2017

Primary Care Home: a New Model of Primary Care (NAPC / Nuffield Trust / SCIE / PA Consulting Group)

Summary The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has recently proposed an alternative model pf primary care, which is intended to realign primary care resources around the health and social needs of local communities. It involves “primary, community, mental, social … Continue reading

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MATCH-D: Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health Conditions in Dementia (Internal Medicine Journal / BMJ Open)

Summary The Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions in Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria were developed to provide consensus guidance on the use of medications for people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Page, AT. Potter, K. Clifford, RM. [et al] … Continue reading

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Tackling Physical Inactivity in Middle Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has discovered that people’s activity levels tend to reduce from the age of 40 onwards. Generally, people in the UK are 20% less active now than in the 1960s. “A PHE survey found that 41% … Continue reading

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More On the Association Between Periodontitis and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Choices / Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy)

Summary Analysis of data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan indicates that patients with chronic gum disease (periodontitis) are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. “These findings highlight the need to prevent progression of periodontal disease… … Continue reading

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Lithium: a Potential Approach to Dementia Risk Reduction? (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that long term exposure to higher levels of lithium in drinking water appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. The relationship is non-linear in nature, however, for … Continue reading

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Historic Reduction in the Use of Antipsychotics for BPSD in UK General Practice? (Drug Safety)

Summary Data from 111,346 patients with dementia but without a concomitant diagnosis of psychosis indicates that prescribing of certain categories of antipsychotic drugs did reduce from 8.9% in 2001 to 1.4% in 2014. At face value, this reduction in inappropriate … Continue reading

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More on the Persistence of Variations in Care and Health Inequalities (BBC News / MTG / King’s Fund)

Summary The Medical Technology Group’s analysis of data from the 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), concerning regional inequalities in patient access to treatments and assessments involving medical technology, discovered unacceptable variations (including inequalities between the North and South of England). … Continue reading

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