Category Archives: International

Research involving non-UK agencies and/or international bodies. Includes both foreign and UK non-English e.g. Scottish, Welsh etc.

Trends in Life Expectancy: International Comparisons (BBC / Lancet)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have analysed lifespan projections in 35 industrialised countries, partly with a view to informing the debate(s) regarding future challenges for pensions and elderly health and social care. They … Continue reading

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People With Dementia Living Alone in the Community (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary Research, based on experiences and outcomes concerning people with dementia living alone (with and without help from an informal caregiver) in Germany, indicates that it is possible – provided adequate support services are available – to survive without significant … Continue reading

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Under-Diagnosis of Dementia in the Community: an International Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A literature review and meta-analysis of 23 international studies on the under-detection (i.e. the failure to achieve a diagnosis) of dementia identified a pooled rate of undetected dementia assessed to be 61.7%. The rate of under-detection was higher in … Continue reading

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Potential Relationship Between Vitamin A Deficiency and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk? (NHS Choices / Acta Neuropathologica)

Summary NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines covers Chinese and Canadian research, based on both humans and animals, indicating potential associations between Vitamin A deficiency and later development of Alzheimer’s Disease. “ …vitamin A deficiency is a problem in the developing … Continue reading

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The Future of Care is Robotic? (BBC News)

Summary Researchers from Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire are joining an international (joint Japanese and EU) £2 million project to develop versatile robots designed to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation. The plan … Continue reading

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Redesigning Support for People With Dementia (NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns (NHS England’s National Director for Dementia) and Colm Owens (Consultant Psychiatrist, Older People’s Mental Health Services, Devon Partnership NHS Trust) discuss enhancements to the dementia diagnosis process and arrangements for post-diagnostic dementia interventions / support, in … Continue reading

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Insufficient Physical Activity Accelerates Biological Ageing? (BBC News / American Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Californian researchers have discovered indications that older women with more sedentary lifestyles may have faster-ageing cells (as measured by shortened telomere length). “ …higher sedentary time may be associated with shorter LTL [leukocyte telomere length] among less physically active … Continue reading

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