Category Archives: Systematic Reviews

The Health Benefits of Fibre (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis of previous studies indicates that consumption of dietary fibre (roughage) confers many health benefits. Comparison of health outcomes between the highest consumers of dietary fibre (versus the lowest) suggests that there is between 15-30% … Continue reading

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Antidepressants Not Recommended for Depression in People With Dementia (NIHR Signal / Cochrane Database)

Summary A National Institute for Health Research “Signal” expert commentary refers to a systematic review which indicates that antidepressants are unsuitable / unhelpful for the treatment of depression in persons living with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Antidepressants do not … Continue reading

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French Research Into the Needs of Carers for People With Neurocognitive Disorders (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary This review investigated aspects of the additional burdens for carers typically arising from caring for persons with neurocognitive disorders, with a view to developing a consensus on the priorities of caregivers. An expert panel was consulted, comprising 68 informal carers of … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer’s Report: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach (DHSC / BBC News)

Summary The latest annual report from Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England expects a health revolution (sic), with a more prominent re-positioning of healthier lifestyles in society, by 2040: “The environment we live in must … Continue reading

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Headache: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (Journal of Headache and Pain)

Summary A review and meta-analysis of previous studies suggests that headache (any headache) is associated significantly with a higher risk of developing dementia. The authors suggest that further research would be advisable to confirm and clarify their findings. Full Text … Continue reading

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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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