Category Archives: Mental Health

Elderly Mental Health.

A Brief Review of How the COVID-19 Pandemic Relates to Elderly Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary A brief literature review examines publications relating to the elderly population arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes, and possible areas for further research, are identified. Full Text Link Reference Tripathy, S. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and the elderly patient: … Continue reading

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Some Speculated / Potential Benefits of COVID-19 (JGCR / BBC Radio 4’s Rethink)

Summary The following article, unusually and perhaps controversially, attempts an initial assessment of certain perceived potential beneficial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Full Text Link Reference Tripathy, S. Kar, SK. Roy, D. [et al]. (2020). Community perception of the environmental … Continue reading

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Timeless Good Advice? (Action for Happiness)

Summary The secret to happiness, for challenging times? Simple and evidence-based. “Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and kinder world”. Full Text Link Reference Jump back July (resilience). [Online]: Action for Happiness, July 2020. Aphorisms For … Continue reading

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Interventions to Improve Resilience in People Living With Dementia (Frontiers in Medicine)

Summary A review of the literature has identified five types of interventions designed to support resilience (coping with adversity) in people with dementia, which comprise: Dementia Advisors. Peer Support Network Services. Visual Arts Enrichment Activities (VAEA). Memory Makers. Early-Stage and … Continue reading

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Elderly Depression and Dementia: Underlying Relationships? (Frontiers in Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review examines the relationship(s) between depression and dementia in old age, exploring multiple possible explanations: Depressive symptoms may be a risk factor for dementia. Depressive symptoms may be a prodromal symptom of dementia. Depressive symptoms may be … Continue reading

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Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (JGCR)

Summary Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) is characterised mainly by impaired perceptual speed, episodic memory, semantic memory, attention and executive function. It has much in common with global cognitive impairment, and diagnosis may overlap with that for Alzheimer’s Disease or other … Continue reading

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More Statistics on Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals (The Pharmaceutical Journal)

Summary Data, obtained from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, indicates that 17% of acute trusts (there were 87 that did respond) offer the full range of non-pharmaceutical therapies suggested by NICE guidance, while less than 45% offer one or … Continue reading

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The Marmot Review 10 Years On: Health Equity in England (BBC News / Institute of Health Equity / King’s Fund)

Summary The Marmot Review has been updated (commissioned by the Health Foundation), to reflect developments since the Marmot Review of 2010. Austerity appears to have had an adverse impact on levels of social wellbeing. Life expectancy of women in the … Continue reading

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National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals: Spotlight Audit on Psychotropic Medication (HQIP / RCP)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and Royal College of Psychiatrists have published a spotlight audit on the use of psychotropic medicines in the care of people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. Psychotropic medication may … Continue reading

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Summary of NICE’s Impact on Dementia Health and Care (NICE)

Summary A National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) marketing report gives an overview of progress in implementing NICE guidance across health and care. The main section headings comprise: Prevent or delay onset of dementia. Referral, diagnosis and care … Continue reading

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