Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas and Dementia: Some Benefits and Coping Strategies (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has released his traditional Christmas-time message to families and carers. Some simple coping strategies are provided. It is noted, on the positive side, that TV … Continue reading

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Review of Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia (Journal of Aging Research)

Summary A narrative literature review has investigated tube feeding in persons with advanced dementia, offering a comprehensive and unbiased attempt to achieve a balanced assessment of the perceived benefits and common disadvantages of such interventons, in broad terms of quality … Continue reading

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Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease: Management and Prevention? (BMJ)

Summary A review investigates pharmacological treatments for cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease at different phases in progression of the disease, in the context of the paucity of effective disease-modifying interventions. Discrepancies between different national and international guidelines, regarding the prescription … Continue reading

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Dementia-Supportive Soundscapes: Concept Review (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

Summary A narrative literature review examines the potential of soundscape design to create more supportive sonic environments for persons living with dementia in nursing homes. The aim is to reduce BPSD and improve mental wellbeing. “It is expected that an … Continue reading

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Dementia and Disability (APPG on Dementia / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) released a report in early Summer 2019 about adopting a “rights-based” approach to tackling dementia as a disability, with a view to understanding – and reducing – societal barriers which adversely affect … Continue reading

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Scoping Dimensions of Dementia-Friendly Organisations (JGCR / IES / Alzheimer’s Society / RCN / JRF)

Summary Researchers in Japan have devised an analytical framework, comprising two axes, for improving appreciation of the current and future possible aspects of service, involvement and improvement in dementia-friendly organisations. Full Text Link Reference Takao, M. Maki, Y. Minami, U. … Continue reading

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Facts and Figures on Unmet Needs in Older People in England (Age UK)

Summary Age UK have produced a statistical report investigating needs and experiences of disadvantage in six key aspects of life’s difficulties: Ill health. Care and support. Poor housing. Poverty. Loneliness. Social isolation. Full Text Link Reference Estimating need in older … Continue reading

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Statistics on Unpaid Carers in the UK: Carers Rights Day 2019 (Carers UK)

Summary Carers Rights Day 2019 took place on Thursday November 21st 2019. Research shows that two thirds of adults in the UK can expect to be unpaid carers. There is a 50:50 chance of becoming such a carer by the … Continue reading

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