Category Archives: International

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

Vitamin E and / or Selenium for Dementia Prevention? (JAMA Neurology)

Summary The Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium (PREADViSE) trial investigated the potential use of antioxidant supplementation (whether Vitamin E and / or selenium) for the prevention of dementia in asymptomatic older men. This study has now … Continue reading

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Review of Interventions for BPSD: a SENATOR-ONTOP Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent broad-ranging systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) covers (i) sensory stimulation, including acupressure, aromatherapy, massage / touch therapy, light therapy and sensory gardens, (ii) cognitive / emotion-oriented interventions including cognitive … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan. Full Text Link Reference ‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the … Continue reading

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Ten Portions of Fruit and Veg a Day? (BBC News / International Journal of Epidemiology / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Forget five portions of fruit and veg per day? Forget seven portions a day? Research by Imperial College London suggests that consuming ten portions a day could be more beneficial and help prevent 7.8 million premature deaths every year. … Continue reading

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The Reproducibilty Problem / Replication Crisis in Science: a Pervasive Issue in Medicine? (BBC News / Nature / Elife)

Summary It has been estimated that between 65% and 90% of researchers typically fail to reproduce fellow scientists’ research results. The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology has raised awareness of the prevalence of this problem in biomedical science. The issues are … Continue reading

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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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