Category Archives: Diagnosis

Persistent Failings Versus Quality Improvement in Mental Health Care (PHSO / CQC)

Summary The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has published a report addressing failings in specialist mental health services in England, and their devastating impact on patients and their families. The complaints in this report predate the Five Year Forward … Continue reading

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Care and Support of Older People With Learning Disabilities (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has released a guideline on the care and support people with learning disabilities as they get older, including their access to suitable services. It covers: “ …identifying changing needs, planning for … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia (JGCR / Journal of Neurology / ARUK)

A Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR) case report discusses the neuropsychological assessments preparatory to the differential diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). PPA is a rare form of non-Alzheimer’s dementia featuring language impairment with progressive decline in word … Continue reading

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Dementia Case-Finding in Hospitals: Qualitative Research Into Disparate Perceptions of Primary and Secondary Care Staff in England (BMJ Open)

Summary Hospitals in England have been conducting case-finding of people with dementia among older people, who were admitted on an unplanned basis, since 2012/13; although the methods to be used were undefined. A recent article investigates the views of staff … Continue reading

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Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia: Compared and Contrasted (BMC Medicine)

Summary The authors of this review consider whether Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia (PDD) are actually two distinct conditions, as the official “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” 5th Edition (DSM–5) would suggest, or whether … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease Likely to Arrive Soon? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary A blood test developed by researchers in Australia and Japan appears to be able to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, with 90% accuracy. Detection of amyloid beta in the blood may be taken as a biomarker for … Continue reading

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