Category Archives: Universal Interest

Smell Test for Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Disease has a distinctive odour for certain gifted individuals, which has been analysed chemically and may now be replicated for automated detection by machine. This may, in future, permit earlier diagnosis and open the possibilities for timely treatments … Continue reading

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Eye Tests for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Digital / Ophthalmology Retina)

Summary Further discussion about the possibilities of using inexpensive eye tests to detect Alzheimer’s Disease, perhaps years before symptoms appear. This particular technique involves the examination of blood vessels and blood flow in the retina, as detected by Octa (Optical … Continue reading

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The Community Ageing Research 75+ [CARE 75+] Study (BMJ Open)

Summary The “Community Ageing Research 75+ Study (CARE75+)” is collecting a range of health, social and economic data regarding health and wellbeing of older people, frailty, independence and quality of life in older age. This research will combine epidemiological research … Continue reading

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Mushroom Consumption Associated With Small Decrease in Risk of Developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (BBC News / JAD)

Summary Eating mushrooms more than twice a week appears to be associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). “Our cross-sectional data support the potential role of mushrooms and their bioactive compounds in delaying neurodegeneration”. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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A Model for Enhancing Independence and Self-Management for People Living With Dementia (JGCR)

Summary An article from Japan proposes a model for self-management support, entitled “Self-Management of Autonomous Interdependent Life Empowerment (SMILE)”. Five factors for helping to preserve social function include: A focus on individuals’ retained functions and strengths, rather than their deficits. … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Small Increased Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Digital)

Summary Research from Finland discovered a 9% to 17% increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease in women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for more than 10 years. The public has been advised not to be overly concerned, as absolute risk … Continue reading

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User Experience of Adult Social Care Services: Quality Standard QS182 and Guideline NG86 (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released a quality standard aimed at improving adult social care services end-users’ independence, quality of life, levels of choice and control, and general user-experience.​ This standard is based on … Continue reading

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