Tag Archives: PLoS Medicine

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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One Hour of Social Interaction Per Week Improves Dementia Care (NIHR / NHS Choices / PLoS Medicine)

Summary NIHR-funded research indicates that a modest amount of social interaction improves quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. Agitation and aggression were reduced by these cost-effective means, and the quality of life in people with … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities in Stroke Prevention (University of Birmingham / PLoS Medicine / European Journal of Neurology)

Summary Analysis of the records of UK patients who suffered a stroke indicates that over half of people who should have received drugs to prevent strokes had not been prescribed such medicines. Full Text Link Reference Research suggests ‘missed opportunities’ … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension and Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / PLoS Medicine / NHS Choices)

Summary It appears that people who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when standing up suddenly may be at increased risk of dementia, perhaps due to a decreased flow of blood to the brain. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: NHS DPP (BBC News / PHE / NHS England)

Summary The latest estimates from Public Health England (PHE) indicate that up to five million people in England could be at risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes (which is related to obesity and diet) costs the NHS between … Continue reading

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Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary A recent study indicates that stroke survival is associated with the number of nurses available at weekends, but not the frequency of doctors’ ward rounds. The importance of the so-called “weekend effect” is widely recognised across many areas of … Continue reading

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Possible Implications of Growing Centenarian Population (BBC News / PLOS Medicine)

Summary Research by King’s College London, based on the analysis of 36,000 death certificates, has found that centenarians tend to have evaded the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease. Instead they are more likely to … Continue reading

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Burden of Depressive Disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide (back pain being the primary cause), according to an international review of research. Experts urge that this disease should be treated as a public health priority globally. Read more: BBC News: Depression: ‘Second … Continue reading

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