Category Archives: International

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

Flavonols Re-Visited (Neurology / NHS Digital – Behind the Headlines / Bazian)

Summary A study has found that older adults consuming diets high in flavonols (found in tea, red wine, fruit and green vegetables) had a 40% lower chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease compared to persons consuming diets lower in flavonols. “Higher dietary intakes … Continue reading

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Complications and Emergencies in Parkinson’s Disease (Practical Neurology)

Summary Complications from Parkinson’s Disease sometimes requiring ugent treatment (including severe motor symptoms and serious non-motor complications such as psychosis, orthostatic hypotension and sleep attacks) are covered. Full Text Link Reference Simonet, C. Tolosa, E. [and] Camara, A. [et al] … Continue reading

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Late-Life Depression: Prevalence and Treatment Considerations (JGCR / NICE)

Summary It is estimated that around one in four older people may be depressed, although this condition commonly goes unrecognised. A review of the epidemiology, assessment and diagnosis of late-life depression aims to assist in the correct identification and assessment … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, NICE Guidelines, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Systematic Reviews, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

eHealth / Internet-Based Interventions to Support Carers of People With Dementia (Internet Interventions)

Summary A follow-up study of eHealth interventions designed to support caregivers of people with dementia, previously considered to be promising, found (i) generally (with some exceptions) low levels of implementation readiness and (ii) poor availability regarding the information necessary to … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review of Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia (Journal of Aging Research)

Summary A narrative literature review has investigated tube feeding in persons with advanced dementia, offering a comprehensive and unbiased attempt to achieve a balanced assessment of the perceived benefits and common disadvantages of such interventons, in broad terms of quality … Continue reading

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Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease: Management and Prevention? (BMJ)

Summary A review investigates pharmacological treatments for cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease at different phases in progression of the disease, in the context of the paucity of effective disease-modifying interventions. Discrepancies between different national and international guidelines, regarding the prescription … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment