Tag Archives: Parkinson’s UK

Potentially Avoidable Costs of Parkinson’s Disease Hospitalisations in England (Parkinson’s UK / UCB / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Summary Research from the University of Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, concerning preventable hospital admissions and sub-optimal outcomes for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, points to various potential problems and inefficiencies in patient care: Parkinson’s Disease sufferers … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis Using Breath Test? (BBC News / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Summary There are early hopes for a simple breath test to assist in the early detection and diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, based on non-invasive biomarkers in the form of exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2014 (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This is Parkinson’s Awareness Week (April 7th – 13th 2014), which presents an opportunity for people to become involved, and to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease and about the activities of Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s Disease: Information for Community Pharmacists … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease: Information for Hospital Pharmacists (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This brief guide from Parkinson’s UK has been released for hospital pharmacists (and other healthcare professionals) as an aid to improve awareness and education about the condition. This booklet is aimed at hospital pharmacists, but another guide for community … Continue reading

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Falls and Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This factsheet, from the charity Parkinson’s UK, discusses falls and falls prevention in Parkinson’s Disease. It is written specifically to meet the information needs of patients, families and carers. Full Text Link Reference Falls and Parkinson’s. London: Parkinson’s UK, … Continue reading

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Three Patient Information Leaflets from Parkinson’s UK (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Three further briefings, tailored specifically to the information needs of patients, families and carers, have been produced by the charity Parkinson’s UK. Mild Memory Problems This briefing offers insights into the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and offers practical … Continue reading

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Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Hallucinations and delusions may occur in the later stages of Parkinson’s Disease. This briefing covers their treatment and management from the perspective of patients, families and carers. “A hallucination is when you see, hear or feel things that aren’t there. … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Public Awareness Campaign (Parkinson’s UK, formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Society)

Summary Parkinson’s UK launched their first public awareness campaign earlier this month. The aim is to raise knowledge of the condition and improve understanding of the impact that Parkinson’s Disease has on sufferers. “Parkinson’s can affect messages the brain gives to … Continue reading

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Diagnosis and Lewy Body Dementia: Making Most of Taxpayer’s Millions (Guest Post: Cecilia Yardley, Lewy Body Society)

Extracted Summary The Lewy Body Society, the only European charity focused exclusively on Lewy body dementias, the second most common type of dementia, warmly welcomes the Health Minister Jeremy Hunt’s pledge to invest £50M on dementia care environments and urges readers … Continue reading

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Strategic Clinical Networks (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board is planning a small number of national networks to improve health services for specific patient groups or conditions. These strategic clinical networks will adopt the NHS network approach to improving the delivery of patient care. … Continue reading

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