Tag Archives: Ireland

MATCH-D: Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health Conditions in Dementia (Internal Medicine Journal / BMJ Open)

Summary The Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions in Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria were developed to provide consensus guidance on the use of medications for people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Page, AT. Potter, K. Clifford, RM. [et al] … Continue reading

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Specialist Geriatric Wards for Older Patients With Dementia: in Ireland / N. Ireland (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Data on 900 patients, taken from the Irish and Northern Irish audits of dementia care, was analysed to determine whether admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward yielded improvements to acute care for patients with dementia. It was found … Continue reading

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Review of Interventions for BPSD: a SENATOR-ONTOP Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent broad-ranging systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) covers (i) sensory stimulation, including acupressure, aromatherapy, massage / touch therapy, light therapy and sensory gardens, (ii) cognitive / emotion-oriented interventions including cognitive … Continue reading

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Trends in Life Expectancy: International Comparisons (BBC / Lancet)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have analysed lifespan projections in 35 industrialised countries, partly with a view to informing the debate(s) regarding future challenges for pensions and elderly health and social care. They … Continue reading

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Progression of Neurological Diseases Presaged By Hidden Alterations in Artistic Style? (BBC News / Neuropsychology)

Summary Psychological researchers performed detailed mathematical analysis (“fractal analysis”) of barely perceptible changes to the brushstrokes used by artists, some of whom later developed neurological diseases. Analysis of hidden patterns of change in the fractal dimension of paintings reveals that … Continue reading

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Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent Cochrane review assessed the evidence concerning the effect of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. As usually happens in rigorous studies of this nature, the authors of this review could find few high quality trials exploring palliative … Continue reading

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Assessment of Dementia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary An examination of the neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological symptoms in elderly medical inpatients, attempting to identify distinguishing features of delirium and dementia. Full Text Link Reference Leonard, M. McInerney, S. [and] McFarland, J. [et al] (2016). Comparison of cognitive and … Continue reading

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