Monthly Archives: September 2018

Understanding the Basics of Care and Support: a Tale of Two Cultures? (JCN)

Summary A systematic review, concerning the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients’ nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs, discovered numerous inadequacies in the quality of evidence. This is perhaps reflective of an age-old culture divide between “doers” and “thinkers”. “The … Continue reading

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Report on Loneliness in Later Life (Age UK)

Summary An Age UK report presents an overview of the latest evidence on loneliness among people aged over 50. Full Text Link Reference All the lonely people: loneliness in later life. London: Age UK, September 2018. There was an earlier, … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diets: Good for Mental Health? (BBC News / Molecular Psychiatry / NHS Choices)

Summary Mediterranean diets may help to prevent depression, according to a new meta-analysis of 41 earlier studies. More research is needed to confirm this suspected link. Full Text Link Reference Mediterranean diet ‘may help prevent depression’. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Nutritional and Dietary Factors Likely to Influence Future Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (Lancet Neurology / BBC News / BNF)

Summary A Lancet Neurology review covers what is currently known about the various associations between diet and nutrition and the risk of developing cognitive decline or dementia. Unfortunately, access to the full-text will not be available freely for most readers, … Continue reading

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More on the Likely Association Between Air Pollution and Increased Risk of Dementia? (BMJ Open / NHS Choices / BBC News / PHE)

Summary Further evidence has emerged, from London, on the possible link between long-term exposure to air pollution and the likelihood of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Air pollution linked to dementia risk. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, September … Continue reading

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Evidence Gaps in the Implementation of eHealth Interventions for Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia (Internet Interventions)

Summary There is reported to be no shortage of evidence that eHealth interventions for informal carers of people living with dementia can be effective on numerous fronts, including:  “ … improving a range of psychological outcomes in caregivers, such as … Continue reading

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Health Profile for England: a Contribution Towards the NHS Ten Year Plan (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have published their second “Health Profile for England” report. This attempts to give a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the population’s health in England, with projections for the future. Evidence in this annual report is … Continue reading

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Cochrane Review of Music Therapy for Emotional Wellbeing, BPSD Reduction and / or Quality of Life (Cochrane Database / BBC News / Frontiers in Psychology / Journal of Healthcare Engineering)

Summary An updated Cochrane Review concludes that music therapy might be of benefit for some persons living with dementia under certain circumstances, some of the time, probably… “Providing people with dementia who are in institutional care with at least five … Continue reading

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WHO’s Worldwide Trends in Insufficient Physical Activity (BBC News / Lancet Global Health)

Summary It appears that the WHO 2025 global physical activity target (of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) is unlikely to be achieved. “A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion … Continue reading

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