Tag Archives: Epidemiology and Statistics

Further Information on Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation (SCIE / Renaisi / BBC News / NIHR / Lancet)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.3” briefing covers possible interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation, and examines examples of good practice from the commissioning perspective. Full Text Link Reference Tackling loneliness and social isolation. the role of commissioners. … Continue reading

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Study Into the Possible Effect(s) of Retirement on Memory / Cognitive Impairment (NHS Choices / European Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary An epidemiological study of civil servants who took part in the Whitehall II Study found that while all categories of cognition function tend to decline over time, verbal memory, in particular, appears to decline at a rate 38% faster … Continue reading

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No Room For Complacency Regarding Population Subclinical vCJD? (PLoS Pathogens)

Summary After a near-miss mini-epidemic of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in the 1990s, experts caution that: “It is essential that we do not become complacent and continue both surveillance and risk management strategies in both human and animal prion diseases”. … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the Benefits of Education for Cognitive Reserve? (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A detailed investigation into modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease provides further confirmation that levels of educational attainment are associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal provides a … Continue reading

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Septicaemia Associated with Increased Dementia Risk (Oncotarget)

Summary There appears to be a statistically significant association between septicemia and a subsequent increased risk of developing dementia (of the non-Alzheimer’s Disease varieties). Full Text Link Reference Chou, CH. Lee, JT. [and] Lin, CC. [et al] (2017). Septicemia is … Continue reading

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Dementia-Related Mortality: a Statistical Anomaly for Health Inequalities in Wales (BBC News)

Summary Some unexpected patterns of health inequality in Wales. The possible reasons are unclear. “ …decreased mortality for other conditions is leading to more people living longer and thus becoming at higher risk for developing dementia as age is a determining … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Associated With Loneliness / Absence of Close Relationships in Later Life (BBC News / Journals of Gerontology / Aging and Mental Health)

Summary Loneliness is increasingly mentioned in research as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. Research based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing indicates that marriage and / or having close friends may help to protect individuals … Continue reading

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