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NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (NICE / CKS)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made available a new version of the Clinical Knowledge Summaries service. Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) was until recently available under the name of Prodigy. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries is … Continue reading

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Dementia (NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Summary This Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) topic supports the National Dementia Strategy and the policy on prescribing antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia. This CKS topic is based on the guideline on dementia published by the National Institute for Health … Continue reading

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Coping Strategies (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Strategies to cope with dementia and promote independence include (quote): “Modifying the physical environment, including: aids such as grab bars and handrails; labelling, rearranging, or removing objects; and placing clothing or other frequently needed items where they can be easily … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal Dementia (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Frontotemporal dementia is caused by circumscribed degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. There is atrophy of the prefrontal and anterior temporal neocortex. Four different histological changes have been described and are associated with different … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Lewy bodies are abnormal microscopic deposits of protein that develop inside nerve cells, and cause a progressive dementia. Outside the brain stem, Lewy bodies are associated with more profound cholinergic loss than in Alzheimer’s disease. In the brain … Continue reading

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Vascular Dementia (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Vascular dementia, or more accurately, vascular cognitive impairment, is the end result of damage to the brain caused by cerebrovascular disease. This can be a major cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or many unrecognized small strokes (multi-infarcts), … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the cerebral cortex, which causes pathological changes in brain structure and chemistry. The cortex atrophies, amyloid plaques form around and between neurons, and neurofibrillary tangles form inside neurons. Production of acetylcholine … Continue reading

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