Monthly Archives: October 2017

Review of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia-Related Agitation: Including a Brief Analysis of the Risks and Benefits of Drug Treatments (Translational Psychiatry)

Summary A recently published literature review evaluates the best available evidence on the effectiveness of various non-pharmacological interventions for reducing dementia-related agitation. The author also briefly addresses current viewpoints on balancing the risks and benefits of pharmacotherapy in the management … Continue reading

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World Stroke Day and Recent Resources on Prevention and Management of Stroke (NHS England / WSO / NHS RightCare)

Summary World Stroke Day, this year, was on October 29th 2017. It had a stroke prevention theme. The NHS RightCare stroke pathway for Preventing and Managing Stroke, published recently, defines the components in an optimal scheme for the prevention and … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Associated With Loneliness / Absence of Close Relationships in Later Life (BBC News / Journals of Gerontology / Aging and Mental Health)

Summary Loneliness is increasingly mentioned in research as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. Research based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing indicates that marriage and / or having close friends may help to protect individuals … Continue reading

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An Innovative Approach Hospital Overcrowding / Inadequate Bed Availability, Worthy of More Serious Consideration? (BBC News / CareRooms)

Summary The narrative about various inter-related crises in health and social care typically concerns the problem of excess demand for, and limited supply of, places in the community providing support for persons needing to be discharged from hospitals. Commentators commonly … Continue reading

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Lower Cognitive Impairment / Dementia With Oral Anticoagulants For Atrial Fibrillation (European Heart Journal / NHS Choices)

Summary Swedish researchers have discovered that anticoagulant treatment for atrial fibrillation is associated with a 29% lower risk of dementia. “The risk of dementia is higher without oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with AF. This suggests that early initiation of … Continue reading

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Tackling the Human and Financial Costs of Poor Mental Health at Work (BBC News / Department of Health / Monitor Deloitte / NHS Choices)

Summary The independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer estimates that poor mental health may cost the UK economy £99 billion per year, and that possibly 300,000 people with mental health problems may drop-out … Continue reading

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Demcare Research: On the Management of Challenging Behaviour in People With Dementia at Home and in Care Homes (NIHR)

Summary A highly detailed and intensive collection of research activity concentrated on various aspects of the management of challenging behaviour in care homes (“ResCare”) and in family care at home (“FamCare”). “This research programme on dementia care found neither staff … Continue reading

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