Tag Archives: Patient Counselling

Improving Dementia Identification and Timely Diagnosis: Skills and Competencies for Primary Care Liaison (University of Worcester / Victoria University)

Summary This article examines possible ways to improve the effectiveness of identification of people with undiagnosed dementia in primary care. The role of Primary Care Liaison is a possible solution. An in-depth consultation, and search of the literature and policy … Continue reading

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Medication Reconciliation and Patient Understanding on Hospital Discharge (Journal of General Internal Medicine)

Summary Since adverse drug events upon hospital discharge are common and sometimes serious, this US study investigated the prevalence of medication reconciliation. It found that medication reconciliation and patient understanding (or carer’s understanding, possibly in the case of dementia patients) … Continue reading

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Re-Prioritisng Ward Rounds (BBC News / RCP / RCN)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Ward rounds are being neglected in some hospitals, to the detriment of patients, largely due to the lack … Continue reading

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Pharmacist-Based Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service (Patient Preference and Adherence)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Donepezil delays the progression of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), but the efficacy of pharmacotherapy … Continue reading

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