Tag Archives: Australia

Blood Test for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease Likely to Arrive Soon? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary A blood test developed by researchers in Australia and Japan appears to be able to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, with 90% accuracy. Detection of amyloid beta in the blood may be taken as a biomarker for … Continue reading

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Review of Factors Influencing Carers’ Quality of Life (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A review of literature on the factors likely to influence the quality of life for family carers of people with dementia discovered ten broad themes: Demographics. Carer-Patient Relationship(s). Dementia Characteristics. Demands of Caring. Carer Health. Carer Emotional Well-Being. Support … Continue reading

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MATCH-D: Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health Conditions in Dementia (Internal Medicine Journal / BMJ Open)

Summary The Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions in Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria were developed to provide consensus guidance on the use of medications for people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Page, AT. Potter, K. Clifford, RM. [et al] … Continue reading

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Residential Care: Exploring the Options, the Costs and the Alternatives (BBC News / Good Care Group)

Summary Following a recent review of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections, which revealed that perhaps one in four care homes may to be failing in terms of safety and the adequacy of care provided, a BBC News item provides a … Continue reading

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The NHS: Probably Still the World’s Best Health Service (BBC News / Commonwealth Fund / NEJM / NHS England / JAMA)

Summary The Commonwealth Fund, a US think-tank, has re-compared data from 11 countries and – to the surprise of some commentators – again ranked the UK’s NHS as the being the best national health system overall. The NHS comes first (highest rating) for … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Updated DLB Consortium Diagnosis and Management Consensus Report (Neurology)

Summary The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium has published an updated set of recommendations on diagnosis and management of DLB. Clinical features and diagnostic biomarkers are covered, with guidance on their interpretation. Previously omitted aspects of Lewy-related pathology are … Continue reading

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Compulsory Community and Involuntary Outpatient Treatment for People With Mental Illness (JGCR / Cochrane Database)

Summary It remains uncertain whether compulsory community treatment for people with severe mental illness actually improves clinical outcomes and / or social functioning or reduces the level of usage of health services. A recent pilot study investigated old age psychiatrists’ … Continue reading

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