Tag Archives: Experiences of the Transition to Dementia

The Subjective Impact of Cognitive Impairment Upon People with Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Disease)

Summary Qualitative research which explores the subjective impact of cognitive impairment on people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers / families. Full Text Link Reference Lawson, RA. Collerton, D. [and] Taylor, JP. [et al] (2018). Coping with cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

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Investigations Into the Early Signs, Symptoms and Family Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease (BMJ Open / International Psychogeriatrics)

Summary A literature review analyses the sequence / timing of the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors distinguish between the early signs of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) and those of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). Full Text Link … Continue reading

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SCIE’s Video Simulation of the Dementia Experience (SCIE)

Summary A new film is available online from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) via SCIE’s Dementia Gateway. It offers an attempt to simulate the subjective experience of how it feels to live with dementia, thereby allowing viewers to … Continue reading

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Rates of Conversion From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary This systematic review examines and summarises published estimates for the rate(s) of conversion from mild cognitive impairment or amnestic mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia. Wide variations in conversion rates are observed. Full Text Link Reference Ward, … Continue reading

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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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Factors in Patients’ and Carers’ Experiences of Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (PLoS Medicine)

Summary Early diagnosis and intervention for people with dementia is becoming a priority, as has been reflected in the “Dementia Case Finding Scheme”. Some GPs are concerned about the effects of early diagnosis and disclosure on patients and carers, however. … Continue reading

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Experiences of the Transition from Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NIHRSDO Report / Lancet Neurology)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 11, June 2011]. Abstract This qualitative exploratory study investigated the experience receiving a diagnosis of dementia and how this affects people; the help and … Continue reading

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Individual and Family Experiences of the Transition to Dementia

Abstract This review investigates patient and carer experiences of the transition to dementia. The majority of people with dementia do wish to know about their diagnosis. Challenges for the person with dementia involve coming to terms with loss on multiple levels. … Continue reading

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