Category Archives: International

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

Global Burden of Disease (Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 1990-2016) Study: 2018 Update (Lancet Neurology)

Summary An update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study of 2016 has been published. The number of people living with dementia globally appears to have more than doubled between 1990 to 2016. “In the … Continue reading

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Realist Review of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for BPSD (Innovation in Aging)

Summary In an attempt to address the question “Which non-pharmacological interventions work to manage BPSD, under which circumstances and why?” a realist review was conducted to identify complex interactions between context, mechanism, and outcome. The answers were correspondingly multi-dimensional: “Nonpharmacological … Continue reading

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Systematic Review on Cognitive Therapy for Persons With Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary A review has been produced regarding the effectiveness of reality orientation, skills training and mixed cognitive training interventions as potential interventions for slowing or reversing cognitive impairment for people living with dementia. It found inconsistent and inconclusive results (as … Continue reading

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Carers’ Coping Strategies (Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy)

Summary A systematic review investigates the various strategies for coping adopted by unpaid carers. Full Text Link Reference Monteiro, AMF. Santos, RL. Kimura, N. [et al] (2018). Coping strategies among caregivers of people with Alzheimer Disease: a systematic review. Trends … Continue reading

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Contemplating the “Who” and “Why” in Quality Improvement: the Psychology of Change Framework (IHI / DHSC / FMLM / SCIE)

Summary The latest Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) white paper presents a framework for the psychology of change in health care quality improvement. The aim is to increase the chances of successful change / service transformation, by addressing five domains … Continue reading

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Further Research Supports Speculation of Link Between Gut and Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary Further evidence implying that the gut may be involved in the development of Parkinson’s Disease has emerged. Toxic (alpha-synuclein) proteins associated with Parkinson’s Disease tend to accumulate in the appendix, and it seems that people who have had their … Continue reading

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