Category Archives: Pharmacological Treatments

National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals: Spotlight Audit on Psychotropic Medication (HQIP / RCP)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and Royal College of Psychiatrists have published a spotlight audit on the use of psychotropic medicines in the care of people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. Psychotropic medication may … Continue reading

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Summary of NICE’s Impact on Dementia Health and Care (NICE)

Summary A National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) marketing report gives an overview of progress in implementing NICE guidance across health and care. The main section headings comprise: Prevent or delay onset of dementia. Referral, diagnosis and care … Continue reading

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Complications and Emergencies in Parkinson’s Disease (Practical Neurology)

Summary Complications from Parkinson’s Disease sometimes requiring ugent treatment (including severe motor symptoms and serious non-motor complications such as psychosis, orthostatic hypotension and sleep attacks) are covered. Full Text Link Reference Simonet, C. Tolosa, E. [and] Camara, A. [et al] … Continue reading

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Late-Life Depression: Prevalence and Treatment Considerations (JGCR / NICE)

Summary It is estimated that around one in four older people may be depressed, although this condition commonly goes unrecognised. A review of the epidemiology, assessment and diagnosis of late-life depression aims to assist in the correct identification and assessment … Continue reading

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Dementia Moonshot Report: Research Priorities and Costs (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) have released a brief report on six research priorities, which are: Achieving earlier detection of diseases which may cause dementia, (ideally by 10-15 years), to enhance development of new treatments / interventions for people most … Continue reading

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Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease: Management and Prevention? (BMJ)

Summary A review investigates pharmacological treatments for cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease at different phases in progression of the disease, in the context of the paucity of effective disease-modifying interventions. Discrepancies between different national and international guidelines, regarding the prescription … Continue reading

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Optimal Timing of Blood Pressure Medication: Insight Into Chronotherapy for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction (BBC News / EHJ / Bazian)

Summary Results from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial suggest that blood pressure medicines may be more effective at lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart attacks and / or stroke, when taken at bedtime. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. (2019). Blood … Continue reading

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