Category Archives: Pharmacological Treatments

No Evidence Vitamin E Benefits Persons With Alzheimer’s Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (Cochrane Database)

Summary There is no evidence that Vitamin E supplementation, in the alpha-tocopherol form, given to people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) would help to prevent or delay the progression to dementia. Similarly, there is no evidence that Vitamin E supplementation … Continue reading

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Updated Compendium of Patient Information on Parkinson’s Disease (Michael J. Fox Foundation / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary It is two years since the previous version of this collection, and some significant new patient guides have come to light, from both the USA and the UK. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research offers an interesting … Continue reading

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Pharmacist Involvement in Hospital Ward Teams and Rates of Hospital Readmission (European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A recent Swedish trial was conducted to assess whether comprehensive medication reviews performed by clinical pharmacists working on hospital wards as part of healthcare multidisciplinary team might reduce drug-related hospital readmission rates for people with dementia or cognitive impairment. … Continue reading

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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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Configuration of Stroke Services: a Themed Review of NIHR Research (NIHR DC)

Summary The NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) has released a themed review of NIHR research into the organisation of stroke services and care pathways. This review of 44 published and 29 ongoing studies covers recent research into stroke and acute … Continue reading

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Vitamin E and / or Selenium for Dementia Prevention? (JAMA Neurology)

Summary The Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium (PREADViSE) trial investigated the potential use of antioxidant supplementation (whether Vitamin E and / or selenium) for the prevention of dementia in asymptomatic older men. This study has now … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Community Pharmacies (Greater Manchester Pharmacy LPN / RPS)

Summary The Greater Manchester Pharmacy Local Professional Network have produced a brief guide on the seven elements of good practice: The pharmacy environment. The pharmacy team. Public health messages, including lifestyle. Over the counter medicines. Prescription ordering and collection / … Continue reading

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