Category Archives: Depression

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

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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Cochrane Review of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Stress-Related Burden in Unpaid Family Carers (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent Cochrane review examined the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques for reducing stress in family carers of people with dementia. The authors concluded cautiously that MBSR might help to reduce depressive symptoms and anxiety among carers … Continue reading

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More on Self-Care, Patient Activation and NHS Sustainability (Health Foundation / BMJ Quality and Safety / Self Care Forum / AMROC)

Summary A Health Foundation briefing explores the potential of increasing patient activation for better self-care in the management of long-term conditions (including asthma, diabetes and depression) and reducing avoidable hospital admissions. “ …patients who were most able to manage their … Continue reading

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Literature Review: Dementia and Co-Occurring Chronic Conditions (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This review of the literature identified topics for future research, which include hospitalisation, disease-specific outcomes, diabetes, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, depression, falls, stroke, and multiple chronic conditions. “…living with significant cognitive impairment or dementia negatively impacts mortality, institutionalization, and … Continue reading

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Regular Moderate Physical Activity Improves Mental Wellbeing? (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary Regular physical exercise is linked with a lower self-reported burden of mental ill-health; although “too much” appears to be as harmful as too little activity. The optimal duration for physical activity would appear to be 45 minutes, between three … Continue reading

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Help and Advice on Debt / Mental Ill-Health Double Whammy (BBC News / Mental Health UK)

Summary Help is available for persons struggling with combined mental health and money management / debt problems. Full Text Link Reference ‘I never thought I’d be alive to pay back my huge debt’. London: BBC Health News, July 6th 2018. … Continue reading

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