Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease: Prevalence

Dementia Risk in UK Declining? (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary The risk of older people developing dementia may be going down in the UK, according to epidemiological research published in the Lancet. A smaller proportion of older people living in Britain appear have the condition than experts would had predicted earlier, possibly due to improving … Continue reading

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Documentation for the National Dementia Prevalence Calculator (NHS England / Dementia Partnerships)

Summary NHS England has created a set of tools to enable GPs, practices and CCGs to monitor and improve dementia diagnosis rates and the follow-up care and support for people with dementia. Effective use of these tools requires some explanation. … Continue reading

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Dementia Prevalence Calculator and Supporting Toolset (NHS England)

Summary In an effort to improve the care and support for people with dementia, and for their families / carers, there is a national ambition for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to improve diagnosis rates by March 2015. This tool set … Continue reading

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UK Health Performance: the Global Burden of Disease Study (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News)

Summary Health outcomes have improved over the past 30 years in the UK, but these improvements have been out-performed in other developed countries. When considering the top-ten causes of premature death in the UK during 2010, many of these (heart … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance: 2012 (OECD)

Summary This Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report includes key indicators, from across 35 European countries, which summarise health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing. The indicators selected … Continue reading

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Education and Dementia: the Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis

Summary Cognitive reserve (CR) or brain reserve capacity is a hypothesis about why people with a  higher IQ, education or level of occupational attainment appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or vascular dementia (VaD). … Continue reading

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Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy (Trinity College Dublin / Republic of Ireland’s DSIDC)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC)’s Strategy for Dementia for Ireland proposes to develop a national strategy covering … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2012 (Alzheimer’s Association)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary This report from the Alzheimer’s Association provides a statistical summary of United States data concerning Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as … Continue reading

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