Category Archives: Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Latest Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Physical Exercise and Cognitive Function in Adults Older Than 50 Years of Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Summary An Australian review of 39 studies has found that physical exercise (aerobic exercise and strength training) appears to improve cognitive functioning, including memory and attention. Interventions such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training and tai chi all confer significant … Continue reading

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Review of Simulated Presence Therapy for BPSD (Cochrane Database)

Summary Simulated Presence Therapy (SPT) is any type of intervention which uses video or audiotape recordings of family members presented to persons with dementia, and is viewed by some to be a possible approach to treating the behavioural and psychological … Continue reading

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Appropriate Care of Patients with Cognitive Impairment (Dementia and Delirium) in Hospital (Medical Journal of Australia / ACSQHC)

Summary General guidance for healthcare professionals on the care of older hospital patients with cognitive impairment, from Australia. Full Text Link Reference Caplan, GA. Kurrle, SE. [and] Cumming, A. (2016). Appropriate care for older people with cognitive impairment in hospital. … Continue reading

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Inequalities in Health and Care of People With Learning Disabilities (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital’s report on the health and care of people with learning disabilities, based on information from over half of GP practices in England between 2014 and 2016, has identified continuing health inequalities in terms of differences in the … Continue reading

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Enhanced Support: Reducing Hospital Admissions From Care Homes (NHS England / Health Foundation)

Summary Care home residents in Rushcliffe (Nottinghamshire) receiving an enhanced care package, delivered by the Principia Partners in Health multispecialty community provider vanguard – which includes regular visits from named GPs and independent support from Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire … Continue reading

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Dementia Best Practice Repository in the NHS England Learning Environment (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has developed a repository of examples / case studies of best practice, which is available via the online Learning Environment. NHS England expect CCGs etc. may wish to use this resource to improve services for their patients, … Continue reading

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Marmite: a Taste You Won’t Forget? (NHS Choices / Journal of Psychopharmacology)

Summary Reports emerged in the press this week that consumption of Marmite™ might help prevent or delay the onset of dementia. It appears that these press reports may have been based on no more than an unfortunate misunderstanding, although this … Continue reading

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