Monthly Archives: December 2018

Low Socio-Economic Status: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (JAMA Psychiatry / The Mental Elf)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing was used to analyse potential associations between markers of socioeconomic status (wealth quintiles and the index of multiple deprivation) and the incidence of dementia. It appears that dementia incidence is associated with low levels of … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer’s Report: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach (DHSC / BBC News)

Summary The latest annual report from Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England expects a health revolution (sic), with a more prominent re-positioning of healthier lifestyles in society, by 2040: “The environment we live in must … Continue reading

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Blueprint for Complex Care: Care for Individuals with Complex Health and Social Needs (National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs / IHI / Duke University / NIHR)

Summary The latest Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) report covers multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to better coordination in the provision of care for individuals with complex health and social needs, from a USA perspective. “The Blueprint for Complex Care is a joint … Continue reading

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Signs of Dementia or Depression Often First Detected at Christmas? NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has again written briefly about the role of family and friends in identifying early signs of dementia or depression when meeting older people / … Continue reading

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Robotics in Social Care (Houses of Parliament Library POST Note PN 591)

Summary A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) research briefing note covers the potential impact of robotics on the costs and quality of social care. It explores all aspects of the possible uses of robots in social care. Full Text … Continue reading

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Headache: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (Journal of Headache and Pain)

Summary A review and meta-analysis of previous studies suggests that headache (any headache) is associated significantly with a higher risk of developing dementia. The authors suggest that further research would be advisable to confirm and clarify their findings. Full Text … Continue reading

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Global Burden of Disease (Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 1990-2016) Study: 2018 Update (Lancet Neurology)

Summary An update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study of 2016 has been published. The number of people living with dementia globally appears to have more than doubled between 1990 to 2016. “In the … Continue reading

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