Category Archives: International

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

Pseudomedicine and Potential Dementia Treatments? (JAMA)

Summary A United States perspective covers the growing market for complementary interventions to promote brain health or minimise dementia risk and/or symptoms. Health professionals are requested to help the public understand commercial conflicts of interest and the market forces behind … Continue reading

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More on Possible Blood Tests for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Digital / Nature Medicine)

Summary People with a rare hereditary form of Alzheimer’s Disease (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease) have raised levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain (NfC) in their blood, arising from damage to previously healthy nerve cells. These elevated levels of … Continue reading

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Further Evidence on the Association Between Poor Oral Health and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease. New Possibilities for Treatment? (BBC News / Science Advances)

Summary Analysis of brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from persons with Alzheimer’s Disease indicates the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (the bacterium associated with chronic gum disease) in the brain and central nervous system. Animal research using mice indicates that … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Fibre (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis of previous studies indicates that consumption of dietary fibre (roughage) confers many health benefits. Comparison of health outcomes between the highest consumers of dietary fibre (versus the lowest) suggests that there is between 15-30% … Continue reading

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Antidepressants Not Recommended for Depression in People With Dementia (NIHR Signal / Cochrane Database)

Summary A National Institute for Health Research “Signal” expert commentary refers to a systematic review which indicates that antidepressants are unsuitable / unhelpful for the treatment of depression in persons living with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Antidepressants do not … Continue reading

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French Research Into the Needs of Carers for People With Neurocognitive Disorders (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary This review investigated aspects of the additional burdens for carers typically arising from caring for persons with neurocognitive disorders, with a view to developing a consensus on the priorities of caregivers. An expert panel was consulted, comprising 68 informal carers of … Continue reading

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Blueprint for Complex Care: Care for Individuals with Complex Health and Social Needs (National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs / IHI / Duke University / NIHR)

Summary The latest Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) report covers multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to better coordination in the provision of care for individuals with complex health and social needs, from a USA perspective. “The Blueprint for Complex Care is a joint … Continue reading

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