Tag Archives: Delusions

Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms Checklists (LBDA)

Summary Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is often misdiagnosed. To assist with diagnosis, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) has developed a tool to help patients, caregivers and healthcare providers when assessing symptoms. Full Text Link (a) Reference Lewy Body … Continue reading

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Integrated Dementia Care: the Eight Pillars Model of Community Support (Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary Dementia affects the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s “Eight Pillars” model was designed to facilitate the integration of health care interventions with social care interventions in Scotland. This report defines an integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach … Continue reading

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Issues in the Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Translational Neurodegeneration)

Summary This article discusses recent progress, and problems remaining, in the clinical diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The sensitivity of accurate clinical diagnosis of DLB is said to be low. It seems likely that it may be possible … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia: Best Practice Guide (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This “Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice guide” booklet, has been published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), … Continue reading

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Interventions Using Functional Analysis for BPSD (Cochrane Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This systematic review examines Functional Analysis (FA) for the management of challenging behaviour in persons displaying behavioural and psychological symptoms … Continue reading

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