Tag Archives: BPSD

Behaviour and Pain in People With Dementia Admitted to Acute Hospitals (Alzheimer’s Society / BMC Geriatrics / PAIN® / QMM)

Summary Research into pain in 230 people with dementia at two hospitals, conducted by University College London, indicates that the occurrence of pain experienced in hospitals may be significantly under-reported. This observational study found around two-thirds (57%) of people with … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescribing for BPSD (BMJ / JAMA / JAMA Psychiatry / BJCP)

Summary This BMJ “Change page” article discusses the potential harms associated with use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, and covers guidelines recommending restrictions in their use. Risperidone is the antipsychotic recommended for use in the treatment of aggression associated … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Dementia in Primary Care (HSJ / NHS London)

Summary The Dementia and Prescribing Antipsychotic Project, run by London-based CCGs, helped to reduce prescribing levels by between 48% and 77%. The project aimed to raise awareness of the risks of antipsychotic prescribing for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Society, Antipsychotics, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Delirium, Department of Health, Diagnosis, End of Life Care, Falls, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on your 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 Blondell, SJ. … 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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Singing For People With Dementia (Canterbury Christ Church University / Musicae Scientiae)

Summary This brief guide explores the potential benefits for people living with dementia of participation in dementia-focused singing groups. It presents evidence and experience from music practitioners and health researchers at the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and … Continue reading

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Gardens Help Trigger Memories in Dementia Patients (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association / Nursing Times / BT Lifestyle)

Summary Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have found that gardens and green spaces help care home residents with dementia to relax, resulting in reduced agitation. This review of 17 different international research studies indicates that having opportunities … Continue reading

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Management of Pain in Dementia Care (Nursing Times)

Summary Pain in people with dementia often goes undiagnosed, despite being a probable cause of distressed behaviour. It tends to be under-assessed and under-treated. This review covers the main barriers to effective assessment and management of pain in patients with … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for People With Dementia Project: Part 2 (Innovations in Dementia / Positive Ageing Associates)

Summary Mindfulness involves training the attention to savour the present moment, concentrating on the here and now. Innovations in Dementia CIC have funding from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust for a second “Mindfulness for people with dementia” project, which will … Continue reading

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