Category Archives: End of Life Care

Terminal Lucidity: a Brief Exploration (BBC Radio 4 / PubMed / Google Scholar)

Summary Unexpected (apparent?) return of mental clarity and cognitive function in cases of severe dementia, shortly before death – a widely under-recognised phenomenon? Questions, about the fundamental relationship between brain and mind, are explored in an open-minded and even-handed manner. … Continue reading

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Review of Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia (Journal of Aging Research)

Summary A narrative literature review has investigated tube feeding in persons with advanced dementia, offering a comprehensive and unbiased attempt to achieve a balanced assessment of the perceived benefits and common disadvantages of such interventons, in broad terms of quality … Continue reading

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SPACE Principles in the Care of People Living With Dementia (RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has produced a report outlining five principles (SPACE principles) underpinning the commitment to improve care for people with dementia and their families. This report is intended for use across a wide range of … Continue reading

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Dementia Services in England: Mega Statistical Package (PHE / NMHDNIN)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has made available a collection of statistical information and analysis to help commissioners and health professionals make more informed decisions about dementia services and interventions. Topics covered include: Understanding dementia locally. Dementia and comorbidities. End … Continue reading

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Reducing Hospital Admissions From Care Homes (Health Foundation / PCC)

Summary A Health Foundation report indicates that perhaps over 40% of emergency hospital admissions on the part of permanent care home residents aged ≥65 years could have been avoided with better preventive primary care, community support / NHS care in care … Continue reading

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New Dementia Quality Standard (NICE)

Summary National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s “Dementia Quality Standard (QS184)” is intended to improve: dementia diagnosis rates; the wait time between referral and diagnosis; reductions in hospital admissions, avoidable care home admissions  and length of hospital stay; … Continue reading

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Respiratory Futures (NHS England / NHS Improvement / British Thoracic Society / BBC News)

Summary Respiratory Futures is an online hub, developed by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the British Thoracic Society, which provides an interactive regional map of integrated care plans for respiratory disease. There are also case studies, video interviews, links to … Continue reading

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