Tag Archives: Apathy

Investigations Into the Early Signs, Symptoms and Family Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease (BMJ Open / International Psychogeriatrics)

Summary A literature review analyses the sequence / timing of the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors distinguish between the early signs of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) and those of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Reminiscence Therapy for People With Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A Cochrane Review of reminiscence therapy for dementia has been updated to reflect the latest evidence on the efficacy of this diverse group of interventions for people living with dementia and their carers. This review attempts to accommodate differences … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity in Care Homes / Nursing Homes (JBI Database)

Summary An Australian systematic review has attempted to determine the relative effectiveness of various meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The authors outline conclusions are as follows [quote]: “Providing meaningful or individualized … Continue reading

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National Clinical Director for Dementia: Letter to CCGs (NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, has written to CCGs about progress on national dementia diagnosis rates and priorities for post-diagnostic dementia treatment / support. The letter discusses support available from NHS England. Topics covered … Continue reading

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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognition in Patients with a Recent Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary People with newly diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease appear to be twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than the general population. Depression in Parkinson’s patients appears to remain under-recognised and often untreated. Full Text Link Reference Depression ‘more … Continue reading

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Recent Elderly Mental Health-Related Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Leong, C. (2014). … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses on disparate dementia-related topics are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access may be required to obtain the … Continue reading

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