Tag Archives: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Systematic Review on Cognitive Therapy for Persons With Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary A review has been produced regarding the effectiveness of reality orientation, skills training and mixed cognitive training interventions as potential interventions for slowing or reversing cognitive impairment for people living with dementia. It found inconsistent and inconclusive results (as … Continue reading

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Renewed Policy Emphasis on Social Prescribing and Arts Therapies? (DHSC / Cochrane Database / JGCR / 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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Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / Annals of Internal Medicine / Wounds UK)

Summary The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on risk assessment and prevention for pressure ulcers. Two related articles, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, cover recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers, and assess the … Continue reading

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Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults (USPSTF)

Summary The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for cognitive impairment / dementia have been updated. USPSTF concludes that the evidence remains insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms regarding screening for cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

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Hospital Delirium Prevention Programmes and Patient Safety Strategies: Systematic Review (Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary Delirium in hospitalised patients is a common problem (estimated rates of delirium ranging from 14% to 56%) which increases the risks of patient morbidity and mortality. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness and safety of in-house multi-component delirium prevention programmes. … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fatty Acid for Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (Cochrane Database / NHS Choices / AHRQ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary Diets high in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) had recently been suggested in some quarters to help protect people … Continue reading

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