Tag Archives: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Review of Socially Assistive Robots (Journal of Medical Internet Research)

Summary A recent systematic review of the literature on the uses and efficacy of socially assistive robots (SARs) notes that the limited evidence to date in the field of mental health focuses largely on applications of SARs for elderly persons with dementia. There is … Continue reading

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Benefits of Robotic Pets for Elderly Care Home Residents? (International Journal of Older People Nursing)

Summary A systematic review has examined the evidence on the reported advantages of robopets (defined as small animal-like robots with the appearance and behavioural characteristics of pets) and the effects of robopets on the mental health and well-being of older … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day (WHO / BBC News / DHSC / Lancet / PHE / Education Policy Institute / NAO / HEE / APPG on Mental Health)

Summary Today is World Mental Health Day, which has aroused lots of announcements and initiatives. First Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care re-visited the national ambition for mental health to have … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor (Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)

Summary A meta-analysis of earlier studies suggests that schizophrenia is associated with a significantly higher risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Cai, L. [and] Huang, J. (2018). Schizophrenia and risk of dementia: a meta-analysis study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Mental Health, Quick Insights, Statistics, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity for People With Dementia in Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database / NIHR Signal / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Mainstream opinion is nowadays in favour of providing personally-tailored meaningful activity for people with dementia in long-term care, as a means of improving mental wellbeing and quality of life, and / or reducing challenging behaviour without resort to antipsychotics. … Continue reading

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Updated Health Survey for England (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary More health statistics, in the form of the annual Health Survey for England, from NHS Digital. This poll of 10,000 people is used to monitor changes in the nation’s general health Full Text Link Reference Is England a healthy … Continue reading

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