Category Archives: Diagnosis

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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NICE Consultation on Draft Guidelines for Dementia Assessment, Management and Support for People Living With Dementia and Their Carers (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft updated guidelines concerning the care – i.e. the assessment, management and support – for people living with dementia and their families / carers. The official update, planned … Continue reading

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Signs of Dementia Often First Detected at Christmas? (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has written briefly about the role of family and friends in identifying early signs of dementia when meeting older people / relatives over Christmas. … Continue reading

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NHS Digital’s Dementia Diagnosis Data Now Includes Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribing Rate for Dementia Patients (NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital dementia statistics, as published in the now expanded version the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses report, indicate that 9.4% of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis receive an antipsychotic medication prescription currently (i.e. based on data from the … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework (NHS Improvement)

The Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework supports ongoing quality improvement towards the provision of “outstanding care” for people living with dementia during their stay in acute, community or mental health settings. There are eight constituent framework standards: Diagnosis. Person-centred care. … Continue reading

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World Stroke Day and Recent Resources on Prevention and Management of Stroke (NHS England / WSO / NHS RightCare)

Summary World Stroke Day, this year, was on October 29th 2017. It had a stroke prevention theme. The NHS RightCare stroke pathway for Preventing and Managing Stroke, published recently, defines the components in an optimal scheme for the prevention and … Continue reading

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More on the Disproportionately High Impact of Dementia Upon Women (GADAA)

Summary Women comprise roughly 65% of people with dementia in the UK. They are disproportionately affected by the condition in terms of having to assume caring responsibilities. The main section headings in this report comprise: Chapter 1: Key Challenges. An … Continue reading

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