Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Society

Definitive and Comprehensive List of Dementia-Related Internet Sites (CILIP / HLG)

Summary The CILIP Health Libraries Group has produced a comprehensive and definitive list of dementia-related websites based in the UK and internationally. Full Text Link Reference Ryder, J. (2014). Internet sites of interest: Dementia. London: CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter, March … Continue reading

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Dementia Care Audit: Care Homes Pilot (SCIE)

Summary The Department of Health has commissioned the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), jointly with Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), to carry-out a pilot study into whether social care providers find care audits useful, and how such audits might … Continue reading

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Dementia and Sight Loss (RNIB Scotland / Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary “People with dementia, the condition that can erode memory and mental capability, may also suffer sight loss that goes undetected. The problem is compounded by the fact that they are often unable to communicate it while their carers and … Continue reading

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GP’s Dementia Guide: Living Well After Diagnosis (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A Dementia Guide has been produced for GPs and psychiatrists to help them provide more support to patients diagnosed with the condition (and better support for their carers). This free booklet, produced by the Alzheimer’s Society and sponsored by … Continue reading

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Updated National Audit of Dementia (BBC News / Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary The National Audit of Dementia, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which has looked at data from 210 hospitals across England and Wales, and included a review of case notes for 8,000 patients with dementia, has found some improvements since the … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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Sertraline or Mirtazapine Versus a Placebo for Treatment of Depression in Dementia (HTA-SADD Trial)

Summary This randomised control trial took place across nine English old-age psychiatry units. It examined the clinical effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine in reducing depression compared with a placebo. 326 patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), depression and a Cornell Scale … Continue reading

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Donepezil and Memantine for Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer’s Disease (NEJM / BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary A study was performed by researchers at King’s College London, to see whether the benefits of cholinesterase inhibitors for the … Continue reading

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National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011: Full Report (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary The first full report of the National Audit of Dementia across 210 hospitals in England and Wales, by the Royal College … Continue reading

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