Monthly Archives: July 2018

Screening for Dementia at the Opticians? (BBC News / NHS Choices / JAMA Neurology)

Summary A simple eye test, at high street opticians, for thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) could in future help predict which persons are at risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Optician’s eye test ‘could spot … Continue reading

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Exploring Changing Terminological Usage in Frailty Research (PLoS One)

Summary A recent review used textual analysis to investigate changes in the patterns of keywords found in frailty research publications over four decades. Full Text Link Reference Kim, Y. [and] Jang, SN. (2018). Mapping the knowledge structure of frailty in … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension: Possible Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Stroke (BBC News / Neurology / NHS Choices / European Heart Journal)

Summary There is an association between postural hypotension in middle age and higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia or stroke in later life. Full Text Link Reference Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Uncertainties Concerning the Efficacy of Interventions for Falls Prevention in Older People Living in the Community (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review examines the possible benefits (or harms) of multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. “Multifactorial interventions may reduce the rate of falls compared with usual care or … Continue reading

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Recent Developments Regarding the Role(s) of Technology in the NHS (BBC News / Health Foundation / Institute for Fiscal Studies / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust / NHS England / RCN / HEE / WHO)

Summary Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has spoken of a £487 million investment into “Tech Transformation” in the NHS. Of this, £412 million has been pledged for improving technology in hospitals and increasing … Continue reading

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Vitamin D May Not Offer Protection Against Neurological Diseases? (NHS Choices / Nutritional Neuroscience / BJPsych Open)

Summary A recent systematic review of studies into the role of Vitamin D exposure levels / deficiency or supplementation in four neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease) found little conclusive evidence for any … Continue reading

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