Tag Archives: Difficult Conversations

Driving With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (EBMH / The Mental Elf / Canadian Geriatrics Journal)

Summary A review the current guidelines and evidence relating to driving and dementia (and driving with mild cognitive impairment) which is intended to help clinicians offer advice and make decisions about driving safety. The assessment tools / strategies available are … Continue reading

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Expert Consensus Guidelines for Family / Unpaid Carers on Assisting Persons With Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (BMC Geriatrics / Mental Health First Aid Australia)

Summary Experts were consulted with a view to developing a set of indicative guidelines for family and non-professional carers when assisting older persons either developing cognitive impairment or with dementia (or delirium). A list of potentially valuable skills (based on … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Delirium, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Guidelines, International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Encroaching Old Age (BBC News / Independent Age)

Summary Independent Age (using the services of ComRes) conducted a survey which indicates that many people avoid talking about getting old and planning for loss of independence in old age. People tend to find conversations about end-of-life care particularly difficult … Continue reading

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Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Communication Failures in Hospital End-of-Life Care (BBC News / RCP)

Summary The latest Royal College of Physicians (RCP) audit has estimated that one in five families may not be consulted when hospital staff decide not to revive their relatives and issue “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) orders. “Guidelines issued by the … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Royal College of Physicians, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Further Room For Improvements in End of Life Care (BBC News / RCP)

Summary End of life care in the UK has previously been assessed to be possibly the best in the world, but a Royal College of Physicians audit report identifies local variations in the quality of hospital care for the dying. Full … Continue reading

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Helpline Advice to Assist Recognising Early Signs of Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society is offering telephone advice and assistance for the public, regarding better recognition of certain early signs of dementia in a family members. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. (2015). How to spot dementia in a loved … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Society, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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