Tag Archives: Dementia

Pan-Neurological Statistics for England (Neurological Alliance)

Summary The Neurological Alliance’s latest report provides a round-up of estimates for the prevalence of a range of neurological disorders. There are about 14.7 million neurological cases (one in six people) in the UK, and yet: “ …the NHS Long … Continue reading

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Neurological Disorders in the Arab World (Springer)

Summary This book presents an overview of the frequencies and clinical patterns of major neurological disorders across the Arab world. Specific chapters cover stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and headache. Full Text Link (Note: The electronic book is … Continue reading

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Review of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Care Homes (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This review attempts to map the literature generated from research in care homes. The authors performed a systematic mapping review, looking specifically into the evidence-base from randomised controlled trials conducted in care homes. Of the 291 articles reviewed in full, most … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways for NICE Guidance

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary NICE Pathways is an online tool which brings together summaries of selected NICE guidelines, and related information, … Continue reading

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Acute Care Toolkit: Improving Care for Frail Older People (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary This is the third in a series of acute care toolkits. It recommends procedures for the initial assessment on admission, and later Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGAs), as ways to improve the care of frail older patients. The toolkit has … 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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