Tag Archives: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

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Light Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review examines the effectiveness of light therapy in improving cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. The authors could find no evidence of any effect of light therapy … Continue reading

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Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: Systematic Review (Biomed Research International)

Summary This systematic review examines the functional profile of patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). Full Text Link Reference Lima-Silva, TB. Bahia, VS. Nitrini, R. [et al]. (2013). Functional status in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: a systematic review. Biomed … Continue reading

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Exercise Programs for People With Dementia (BBC News / Cochrane Review)

Summary A recent Cochrane systematic review of eight exercise trials, involving over 300 patients living at home or in care, indicates that exercise for people with dementia can help to improve thinking abilities and functioning in activities of daily living … Continue reading

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Vitamin E Slows Mental Decline? (BBC News / JAMA)

Summary Research published in the journal JAMA indicates that people with mild to moderate Alzheimers Disease may benefit from high doses of vitamin E. The study involved 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease taking either a daily dose … Continue reading

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Flexible Hours for Carers: a Growing Care Gap (BBC News / Ageing and Society)

Summary An estimated 675,000 older people depend upon unpaid carers, usually their children. Jeremy Hunt has proposed that a cultural change is needed among employers so that carers have parity of esteem, and receive similar flexible working opportunities to parents … Continue reading

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