Category Archives: UK

Physical Activity in Midlife May Not Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia: No Harm in Trying (BMJ)

Summary The general consensus in the literature has tended to suggest that mid-life physical activity is typically beneficial, in part as a lifestyle choice which is likely to contribute to a reduced risk of developing cognitive decline and / or … Continue reading

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Unresolved Issues of Means-Testing in the Payment For Social Care: a Recent History of the Dementia Tax (House of Commons Library)

Summary A recent House of Commons Library briefing paper presents an overview of policy proposals and actual policies, from different Governments since 1997, concerning for how individuals with assets must pay for social care. Unlike health services provided by the NHS, social … Continue reading

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Getting the Dementia Care Pathway Right (NHS RightCare / NHS England)

Summary NHS RightCare has produced a scenario which throws into contrast an optimal dementia care pathway as distinct from the possibly more common “sub-optimal” pathway alternative(s). Costings for an ideal pathway are presented, compared with those for an example sub-optimal … Continue reading

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Estimated Prevalence of Elder Abuse in the Community: a Global Assessment (Lancet Global Health)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis examining elder abuse prevalence in community settings across 28 countries identified a pooled prevalence rate of 15.7% for overall elder abuse. The rates were 11.6% for psychological abuse, 6.8% for financial abuse, 4.2% for … Continue reading

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Various Issues in Self-Funders’ Payment For Care (BBC News)

Summary Potential gaps in consumer protection in the care home sector have been exposed recently. Full Text Link Reference Peachey, K. (2017). Worries over care home fees and funding. London: BBC Business News / BBC Health News, June 14th 2017. … Continue reading

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National Diabetes Week 2017 (NHS England / NEJM / NHS Choices)

Summary National Diabetes Week falls between June 11th 2017 to June 17th 2017. To mark this event NHS England has released a short animation for the general public offering basic advice, and promoting the Diabetes Prevention Programme and Healthier You. … Continue reading

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Aspirin: Stomach Bleeds Risk for Over-75s (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary Persons aged over 75 taking daily aspirin following a stroke or heart attack are at higher risk of stomach bleeds than thought previously. The benefits of low dose aspirin still outweigh the risks, even in this age group. Co-prescription … Continue reading

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