Category Archives: Practical Advice

Practical advice for practical people

Timeless Good Advice? (Action for Happiness)

Summary The secret to happiness, for challenging times? Simple and evidence-based. “Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and kinder world”. Full Text Link Reference Self-Care September. [Online]: Action for Happiness, July 2020. Aphorisms For Informal Reflection … Continue reading

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Christmas and Dementia: Some Benefits and Coping Strategies (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has released his traditional Christmas-time message to families and carers. Some simple coping strategies are provided. It is noted, on the positive side, that TV … Continue reading

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Physical Activity Guidelines (BBC News / DHSC)

Summary Physical activity helps to protect against various chronic conditions, including Type 2 diabetes (by 40%), coronary heart disease (by 35%) and depression (by 30%), according to guidance from the four UK Chief Medical Officers. Full Text Link Reference Strengthen … Continue reading

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Where Best Next Campaign: Reducing Length of Hospital Stay (NHS England)

Summary Approximately 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in a hospital each year, often with poor outcomes: “Many older people, particularly those who are frail and may have dementia, actually deteriorate while in hospital – a stay of more … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the Guinness Partnership Dementia Project (Housing LIN / Guinness Partnership)

Summary The Housing LIN conducted an independent evaluation of progress (on the part of the Guinness Partnership) towards becoming a dementia-friendly housing organisation. “ …dementia-friendly thinking is a part of our day-to-day approach”. (p.2) Full Text Link Reference Independent evaluation … Continue reading

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Technology and Surveillance in Care Services (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has started a series which covers the use of technology in care. The topics explored, so far, comprise: Introduction: how technology can support high-quality care. Using surveillance in care services. Handling personal information. Consent … Continue reading

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Keeping Warm: Cold Weather Plan for England (PHE)

Summary At a time when keeping warm is again on people’s minds, the latest Cold Weather Plan for England, from Public Health England (PHE), has been released. Full Text Link Reference Cold weather plan for England. [Online]: Public Health England, … Continue reading

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Improving Care for Older People (NHS England / Age UK / PHE / Chief Fire Officer’s Association / JGCR)

Summary The guide to Improving Care for Older People, developed by NHS England in partnership with Age UK, Public Health England, and the Chief Fire Officer’s Association, is actually a collection of resources (some dating back several years). This collection … Continue reading

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WHO’s Worldwide Trends in Insufficient Physical Activity (BBC News / Lancet Global Health)

Summary It appears that the WHO 2025 global physical activity target (of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) is unlikely to be achieved. “A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion … Continue reading

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