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 Biomarkers Re-Explored? (General Psychiatry / JGCR)

Summary A recent systematic review examines biomarkers, as strictly defined, for neurodegenerative diseases. “Vast improvements in neuroimaging techniques have led to newly discovered biomarkers and diagnostics”. p.5 Behavioural biomarkers are mentioned hardly at all. Full Text Link Reference Maclin, JMA. … Continue reading

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WHO Guidelines on Dementia Prevention (BBC News / WHO)

Summary The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. This follows earlier related guidance and consensus statements from other bodies, nationally and internationally, which recommend the adoption of healthy lifestyles for healthier … Continue reading

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Questions Raised About Prescribing Painkillers for Dementia Patients (BBC Radio Four)

Summary An investigation into the role of big pharma in the international opioid crisis, from BBC Radio 4, touches upon questions about the ethics and suitability of pain management embedded semi-routinely in care for persons with dementia: Full Audio Link … Continue reading

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Recent Contributions to the National Narrative on Dementia From the BBC (BBC News / BBC1 TV / BBC Music Memories)

Summary A competent journalistic summary on the impact of dementia on society, and faltering steps towards addressing the problem. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2019). Dementia: The greatest health challenge of our time. London: BBC Health News, May 2nd … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), BBC News, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time for a Complete Reset in Alzheimer’s Disease / Dementia Drugs Research: Never Too Late? (BBC News / Brain / NHS Digital)

Summary A new type of dementia, previously misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease, has been discovered to be prevalent in the oldest of old persons. Perhaps a third of elderly people earlier thought to have Alzheimer’s Disease may have had Limbic-predominant age-related … Continue reading

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Spinal Implants May Revolutionise Walking Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Canadian researchers working with electrical stimulation to the spines of chronic Parkinson’s Disease patients have discovered a technique to improve mobility and reduce the risk of falls. The implants improve feedback signals returning back up to the brain. “[Benefit … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), In the News, International, Management of Condition, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Parkinson's Disease, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Uncertainties Around Irreversible Brain Cell Death Following Oxygen Deprivation? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Conventional medical wisdom holds that brain cells and working brain circuitry are prone to irreversible damage following merely minutes of interrupted blood flow and disrupted oxygen supply. Researchers at Yale University used an extracorporeal pulsatile-perfusion system to restore circulation in … Continue reading

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