Tag Archives: Occupational Therapy

Maudsley Older Adults and Dementia Care Pathways (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)

Summary The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group (MHOAD CAG) have developed care pathways to guide readers about treatments for mental health conditions including anxiety, dementia, depression, personality disorder … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Carers and Caring

Some of the following articles may be available freely. Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Pan, YJ. Wu, CS. Gau, SS. [et al]. Antipsychotic … Continue reading

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Transitions Between Health and Social Care (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a social care guideline on coordinated transitions between health and social care, for use in England. The draft scope of this guideline on integrated care defines the aspects … Continue reading

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Living Well Through Activity in Care Homes (BAOT / COT)

Summary The British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and College of Occupational Therapists (COT) have produced a set of free online resources designed to help care home residents maintain health, their sense of purpose and involvement by continuing to engage … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy for Caregivers of People with Dementia: UK Literature Review

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, and the earlier National Dementia Strategy, both give high importance to … Continue reading

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Silver Book: Quality Care of Older People with Urgent and Emergency Care Needs (University of Leicester)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Older people seldom have one single condition; they frequently have multiple physical and mental health problems. This “Silver Book” is … Continue reading

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Cognitive Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients with a Diagnosis of Dementia (BestBets / Cochrane / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This mini-systematic review from BestBets addresses a three-part question: does a cognitive rehabilitation programme for a population of elderly adults with a diagnosis of dementia actually improve their ability with activities of daily living? This review concludes that there are no significant … Continue reading

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Non-Pharmacological Treatments (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2009)

Abstract The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009. This section of the AEU covers recent evidence on non-drug interventions for … Continue reading

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