Category Archives: Statistics

Healthy Lifestyles May Partially Help Offset Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / JAMA / Bazian)

Summary Persons in the UK Biobank study were followed over time to discover whether pursuing a healthy lifestyle (not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption) might be associated with lower risk of developing dementia regardless of predisposing genetic risk factors. Statistically, favourable (“healthy”) lifestyles … Continue reading

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Consumption of Sugary Drinks Associated With Higher Cancer Risk? (BBC News / BMJ / Bazian)

Summary Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices and fizzy pops, appear to increase the risk of cancer (very slightly). Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2019). Are sugary drinks causing cancer? London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2019. This relates … Continue reading

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More on the Likely Benefits of Resilience, Marriage and Social Integration (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health / Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary Autonomy among more “resilient” individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) appears to be higher than among “non-resilient” individuals. Outcomes were measured in terms of independence, measured by performance of basic activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily … Continue reading

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Ongoing Reflections on Social Care Sustainability (BBC News / ADASS)

Summary Local authorities will spend £22.5 billion in 2019-20 on social services for older people and younger adults with disabilities, representing an increase of £400 million over spending in the previous year. An Association of Directors of Adult Social Services … Continue reading

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Statistical Process Control Applied to Delayed Transfers of Care (NHS Improvement)

Summary Delayed transfers of care (DToC) are widely recognised to be a significant cause of unnecessary harm to patients, and potentially avoidable financial costs to the taxpayer. NHS Improvement’s “Delayed transfer of care (DToC) improvement tool” incorporates the latest data from … Continue reading

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Unexpected Results From the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) Trial? (Pharmacoeconomics Open / JAD)

Summary Previous research has suggested that physical exercise has the potential to slow the progression of dementia in people with pre-existing mild cognitive impairment through to moderate dementia. Evidence for the cost-effectiveness of structured physical activity programmes has been lacking, … Continue reading

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Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals: Comparisons Between Specialist Inpatient Dementia Units Versus Standard Ward Care (Aging Clinical and Experimental Research)

Summary A recent systematic review investigated the literature on the comparative effectiveness of Specialist Inpatient Dementia Units (SIDUs) in acute hospital settings versus that of standard ward care (SWC). Studies that scored poorly relating to possible bias were excluded from the … Continue reading

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