Category Archives: For Doctors (mostly)

Probably of interest to Doctors.

Neck Scan for High Intensity Pulse to Predict Risk of Cognitive Decline / Dementia? (BBC News)

Summary Ultrasound scans of blood vessels in the neck may help to predict certain types of dementia and cognitive impairment: Persons with: “ …the highest intensity pulse (the top quarter of participants) at the beginning of the study were about … Continue reading

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Renewed Policy Emphasis on Social Prescribing and Arts Therapies? (DHSC / Cochrane Database / 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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Dementia Training Resource (HEE / Skills for Health / Skills for Care / Leeds Beckett University)

Summary A new information resource, compiled at Leeds Beckett University, is intended to help with implementation of the Dementia Training Standards Framework; particularly regarding Tier 2 training for people who work regularly and directly with people living with dementia. Full … 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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NHS Focus Back on the Prevention Agenda (BBC News / DHSC / NHS England)

Summary The right public health measures and better self-care, duly implemented and resourced, might enable people to have five more years of healthy independent life by 2035. “In the UK, we are spending £97 billion of public money on treating … Continue reading

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Further Research Supports Speculation of Link Between Gut and Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary Further evidence implying that the gut may be involved in the development of Parkinson’s Disease has emerged. Toxic (alpha-synuclein) proteins associated with Parkinson’s Disease tend to accumulate in the appendix, and it seems that people who have had their … Continue reading

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Dementia; Assessment, Management and Support for People Living With Dementia and Their Carers (NICE Bites)

Summary The latest edition of the NICE Bites newsletter, No.111 (October 2018), provides a convenient summary of the latest NICE guideline on the subject of dementia, which was released in June 2018. Full Text Link Reference Dementia Assessment, management and … Continue reading

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