Tag Archives: British Psychological Society

Local Dementia Friendly Communities: Guidance for Councils (LGA)

Summary Guidance has been released by the Local Government Association (LGA), in collaboration with the Innovations in Dementia community interest company, which explains the responsibility of councils in helping to support people with dementia through the creation of local dementia … Continue reading

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Renewed Call for Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has expressed support for giving mental health services a higher priority, with targets for waiting times and better protection for funding. Mental illness is estimated to cost between £70bn and £100bn … Continue reading

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Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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The Dementia Screening Debate Revisited (British Psychological Society / BMJ / Nursing Standard)

Summary The British Psychological Society (BPS) recently drew attention to the ongoing debate concerning dementia case-finding schemes and policies. “The drive in the UK and US towards early diagnosis of dementia is not backed by evidence of benefit, says a study published … Continue reading

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Stress Reduction for Unpaid Family Carers via Adult Day Services (British Psychological Society / Penn State / Gerontologist)

Summary The British Psychological Society (BPS) has recently drawn attention to research conducted at the Dept of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, and published in the Gerontologist, which demonstrates that adult day respite care services can reduce … Continue reading

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Dementia and Driving Guidance (British Psychological Society / Newcastle University)

Summary Assistant Psychologist Kirsty Carter and Dr John-Paul Taylor from Newcastle University have developed a clinical pathway which offers clear guidelines for health workers with regard to helping dementia patients who wish to drive. The pathway examines the risks for the public and for … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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About the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) is a collaboration between key organisations with an interest in mental health … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill: List of the Organisations For and Against? (Guardian.co.uk)

Summary Regarding the Health and Social Care Bill which was passed earlier this week, here is a complete list of those organisations which were for and against. Read more: Health and social care bill: who’s against (and for) it? Full list visualised (Guardian.co.uk).

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Guidance on the Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment and Support of People With Learning Disabilities Who Develop Dementia (CR155)

Summary This guideline on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support of people with learning disabilities who develop dementia was co-published by the British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in September 2009. The purpose of this report is to enable persons … Continue reading

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