Category Archives: For Nurses and Therapists (mostly)

Probably of interest to Nurses and / or Therapists.

Latest Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Physical Exercise and Cognitive Function in Adults Older Than 50 Years of Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Summary An Australian review of 39 studies has found that physical exercise (aerobic exercise and strength training) appears to improve cognitive functioning, including memory and attention. Interventions such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training and tai chi all confer significant … Continue reading

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Diet Drinks Triple Risk of Stroke and Dementia? (NHS Choices / Stroke / BBC Health News / NHS England)

Summary Recently published evidence indicates that consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated statistically with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, but these alleged links are not overwhelmingly convincing or concerning. An NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical … Continue reading

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Review of Simulated Presence Therapy for BPSD (Cochrane Database)

Summary Simulated Presence Therapy (SPT) is any type of intervention which uses video or audiotape recordings of family members presented to persons with dementia, and is viewed by some to be a possible approach to treating the behavioural and psychological … Continue reading

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Pharmacist Involvement in Hospital Ward Teams and Rates of Hospital Readmission (European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A recent Swedish trial was conducted to assess whether comprehensive medication reviews performed by clinical pharmacists working on hospital wards as part of healthcare multidisciplinary team might reduce drug-related hospital readmission rates for people with dementia or cognitive impairment. … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Care Home Quality in England (Independent Age)

Summary Variations in the quality of care homes, between regions and local authorities across England, have been revealed by analysis of CQC care home inspections data. It appears that the North-West of England may be the worst performing region in … Continue reading

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Staff Turnover and Shortages in the Adult Social Care Sector (BBC News / Skills for Care / UKHCA)

Summary The UK Homecare Association, writing on behalf of care providers, has warned of the risk of rising staff shortages in adult social care,  which could result in vulnerable people receiving poorer levels of care. It appears that over 900 … Continue reading

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Appropriate Care of Patients with Cognitive Impairment (Dementia and Delirium) in Hospital (Medical Journal of Australia / ACSQHC)

Summary General guidance for healthcare professionals on the care of older hospital patients with cognitive impairment, from Australia. Full Text Link Reference Caplan, GA. Kurrle, SE. [and] Cumming, A. (2016). Appropriate care for older people with cognitive impairment in hospital. … Continue reading

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