Category Archives: Systematic Reviews

Global Burden of Disease (Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 1990-2016) Study: 2018 Update (Lancet Neurology)

Summary An update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study of 2016 has been published. The number of people living with dementia globally appears to have more than doubled between 1990 to 2016. “In the … Continue reading

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Realist Review of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for BPSD (Innovation in Aging)

Summary In an attempt to address the question “Which non-pharmacological interventions work to manage BPSD, under which circumstances and why?” a realist review was conducted to identify complex interactions between context, mechanism, and outcome. The answers were correspondingly multi-dimensional: “Nonpharmacological … Continue reading

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Systematic Review on Cognitive Therapy for Persons With Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary A review has been produced regarding the effectiveness of reality orientation, skills training and mixed cognitive training interventions as potential interventions for slowing or reversing cognitive impairment for people living with dementia. It found inconsistent and inconclusive results (as … Continue reading

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Carers’ Coping Strategies (Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy)

Summary A systematic review investigates the various strategies for coping adopted by unpaid carers. Full Text Link Reference Monteiro, AMF. Santos, RL. Kimura, N. [et al] (2018). Coping strategies among caregivers of people with Alzheimer Disease: a systematic review. Trends … Continue reading

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Renewed Policy Emphasis on Social Prescribing and Arts Therapies? (DHSC / Cochrane Database / JGCR / Dementia)

Summary Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, takes a positive view of social prescribing, including greater use the arts and social activities as means of enhancing health and wellbeing. “…we will create a National Academy for Social Prescribing to … Continue reading

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Modification of the Physical Environment to Support People With Dementia (Dementia)

Summary A systematic review investigates the efficacy of physical environment-related strategies for supporting everyday activities in people living with dementia: Full Text Link Reference Woodbridge, R. Sullivan, MP. [and] Harding, E. [et al] (2018). Use of the physical environment to … Continue reading

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Risk of Dementia in Patients Using Antidepressants? (Behavioural Neurology)

Summary Evidence indicating that use of antidepressants is associated significantly with an increased risk of developing dementia: Full Text Link Reference Wang, YC. Tai, PA. [and] Poly, TN. [et al] (2018). Increased risk of dementia in patients with antidepressants: a … Continue reading

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