Tag Archives: Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Experiences of the Patient Journey into Alzheimer’s Disease (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary This research report, from Lilly UK and the Alzheimer’s Society, explores the experience of progression through stages in the development of dementia, from the early signs to diagnosis and beyond. Full Text Link Reference The ‘patient journey’ for people … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary The degenerative processes causing Alzheimer’s Disease are believed to start often years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers have been investigating ways of detecting the disease earlier. Such tests should help in learning more about how the disease progresses. Tests … Continue reading

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Canadian Survey of Brief Cognitive Screening Instruments (CAGP / CJG)

Summary This article presents the results of a Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) survey into the brief cognitive screening instruments used for the assessment of dementia in Canada. The survey assessed the perceived characteristics and frequency of use of … Continue reading

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First Recorded UK Case of Assisted Suicide for Dementia (BBC News / JRCPE)

Summary The first case has been reported of a British person electing to end his own life at the Dignitas facility in Zürich (Switzerland) after being diagnosed as having the early stages of dementia. The 83-year-old was assessed to be mentally competent to make the decision. Reactions … Continue reading

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Documentation for the National Dementia Prevalence Calculator (NHS England / Dementia Partnerships)

Summary NHS England has created a set of tools to enable GPs, practices and CCGs to monitor and improve dementia diagnosis rates and the follow-up care and support for people with dementia. Effective use of these tools requires some explanation. … Continue reading

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Dementia Prevalence Calculator and Supporting Toolset (NHS England)

Summary In an effort to improve the care and support for people with dementia, and for their families / carers, there is a national ambition for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to improve diagnosis rates by March 2015. This tool set … Continue reading

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EU ALCOVE Project: Latest Reports (ALCOVE Official Website / University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013]. Summary The European Joint Action on Dementia, ALCOVE, (¨ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe¨ is into an “information dissemination” … Continue reading

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Dementia Innovation Challenge Prizes (NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement)

Summary The Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia makes available £1 million for winning innovative NHS projects designed to increase diagnosis rates. The idea of the Challenge Prize is to bring about reductions in the proportion of people whose dementia goes undiagnosed … Continue reading

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NHS England’s National Ambition to Improve Dementia Diagnosis Rates (Department of Health)

Summary Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, has announced that NHS England is running the first national ambition to improve dementia diagnosis rates. The plan is to achieve a target of two-thirds of people with dementia being identified and … Continue reading

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ALCOVE Project: Synthesis Report 2013 (ALCOVE Official Website)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013]. Summary The European Joint Action on Dementia, ALCOVE, (¨ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe¨ is now in its final … Continue reading

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