Tag Archives: Aston University

Update on the Association Between Anticholinergics and Dementia Risk (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A new statistical study has confirmed an association between use of certain anticholinergic drugs (commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression, Parkinson’s Disease and bladder problems) and a heightened risk of developing dementia. Other anticholinergics, taken to treat hay … Continue reading

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Alternative Approaches to Reducing Hospital Admissions / Re-Admissions (BBC News / British Red Cross / NESTA / King’s Fund)

Summary The British Red Cross has proposed that home assessments, and comparatively simple interventions, when discharging old and vulnerable people for hospitals would help to reduce avoidable but predictable hospital re-admissions (and prevent many hospital admissions in the first place). … Continue reading

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Scoping the Potential Role(s) of Community Pharmacists in Medication Management for Community-Dwelling People With Dementia (Health Expectations)

Summary A new article has appeared on the roles for community pharmacists in assisting people with dementia dwelling in the community, their informal carers – and health and social care professionals more widely – in achieving safer and more effective … Continue reading

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Limits on the Role of Community Pharmacists in Reducing Use of Antipsychotics for BPSD: Qualitative Research (BMJ Open)

Summary An investigation into the factors, constraints and potential barriers which might limit the ability of community pharmacists to contribute to the limitation of antipsychotics use in the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) identifies: Politics and … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the “Weekend Effect”: The Global Comparators Project (BMJ Quality and Safety / BBC News / OHE / Health Economics / BMJ)

Summary Recent research indicates that the “weekend effect” is a systematic phenomenon in the quality of healthcare, which impacts upon mortality rates in hospital care internationally. 2,982,570 hospital records from 28 hospitals in England, Australia, the USA and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have updated their “Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services”, in light of the Francis Inquiry report . Updates to this document place more emphasis on increasing patient involvement and feedback in the development of services. … Continue reading

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Decline in Number of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy)

Summary More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer’s Disease during the past decade have failed. An article in the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy journal discusses an issue which was perhaps the key focus of the Global Dementia Legacy Event. … Continue reading

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New Medical School for Birmingham: Aston Medical School (AMS)

Summary Aston University has announced plans for a new medical school in Birmingham; the Aston Medical School (AMS). This is expected to open in 2017 and will cater for 100 medical students per year. A research institute – the Aston Medical Research Institute – … Continue reading

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Animal Studies Failing to Yield Dementia Research Breakthroughs? (BBC News / Drug Discovery Today)

Summary Animal rights groups, and some researchers, have voiced the view that animal models for Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological / biotechnology research may be misguided and outdated. A more human-based approach could be more productive and relevant, it has … Continue reading

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