Category Archives: International

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

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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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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Dementia Risk Factors Re-Explored / Confirmed (NIHR Signal / BMJ Open)

Summary A further systematic review indicates that unhealthy behaviours tend to increase dementia risk. Pooled meta-analysis of previous research demonstrate a 20% increase in the risk of dementia from one risk factor, while the co-occurrence of three risk factors doubles … Continue reading

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Recent Self-Care Resources, Campaign Materials and Comment: Plus Some Speculation (PHE / Self Care Forum / NHS Confederation / JGCR)

Summary Public Health England is running a “Help Us, Help You” campaign, which aims to support the public in promoting self-care and reduce pressures on the NHS over the winter period. The Help Us Help You campaign is  planned to … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Depression, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Health Foundation, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS Confederation, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Public Health England, Quick Insights, SCIE, UK, Universal Interest, Wales, Wolverhampton, World Health Organization (WHO) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Optimal Timing of Blood Pressure Medication: Insight Into Chronotherapy for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction (BBC News / EHJ / Bazian)

Summary Results from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial suggest that blood pressure medicines may be more effective at lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart attacks and / or stroke, when taken at bedtime. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. (2019). Blood … Continue reading

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Biogen’s Aducanumab: Possibly the First Viable Drug Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News)

Summary There were early hopes that the drug Aducanumab (from Biogen) might be able to slow down the build-up of amyloid protein in the brain, but trials were halted in March 2019 due to “disappointing” trial results. Subsequent re-analysis of … Continue reading

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