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Screening Tools for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in Hospitals: Validity and Accuracy (PLoS One)

Summary A Swiss systematic review investigated the diagnostic accuracy and validity of various tools for screening dementia and / or cognitive impairment in hospital patients. The aim was to provide up-to-date evidence for the choice of cognitive tests best suited … Continue reading

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Exploring Changing Terminological Usage in Frailty Research (PLoS One)

Summary A recent review used textual analysis to investigate changes in the patterns of keywords found in frailty research publications over four decades. Full Text Link Reference Kim, Y. [and] Jang, SN. (2018). Mapping the knowledge structure of frailty in … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly: a Possible Risk Factor? (PLoS One)

Summary The following review explores the uncertain evidence for the possible relationship(s) between Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and increased risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly. Full Text Link Reference Assuncao, N. Sudo, FK. [and] Drummond, C. [et al] (2018). Metabolic … Continue reading

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Some Recent Systematic Reviews on the Quality of Life of Unpaid Carers for Persons Living With Dementia (PLoS One / BMC Health Services Research / JBI Database / Clinical Interventions in Aging)

Summary A recent review examines ten alternative tools for the assessment and measurement of the quality of life of carers for people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Dow, J. Robinson, J. Robalino, S. [et al] (2018). How best to … Continue reading

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Re-Evaluating the Effectiveness of Joint Reminiscence Groups: the REMCARE Trial (PLoS One)

Summary The REMCARE Trial investigated the relative benefits and effectiveness of joint reminiscence groups, i.e. reminiscence therapy interventions involving people with dementia and their family carers together. The researchers did not find evidence supporting the clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Periodontitis Accelerates Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary Gum disease (periodontitis) appears to be associated with a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline in persons with Alzheimer’s Disease already. Full Text Link Reference Howell, D. (2016). Gum disease link to Alzheimer’s, research suggests. London: BBC … Continue reading

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On the Influence of Primary Care Quality Upon Hospital Admissions by People with Dementia in England: Exploring the Limits of Intervention (CHE / PloS One / BMJ / JGCR / BMJ Open)

Summary A recent study by the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) found that GP practices which review their dementia patients as part of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) tend to have relatively fewer emergency hospital admissions by persons with dementia. … Continue reading

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Evidence Versus Mythology: Challenging Cherished Orthodoxies (British Journal of General Practice)

Summary A brief communication in the British Journal of General Practice points to recent evidence raising some interesting questions which many might prefer to duck. This “devil’s advocate”-style letter challenges readers to question some supposedly established axioms in modern dementia … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week 2015: Plus Articles on Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment / Dementia (UK Council on Deafness / BBC News / Various)

Summary Deaf Awareness Week falls between May 4th – 10th 2015. The UK Council on Deafness has produced posters in support of the event. Full Text Link Reference Connect and Communicate: Deaf Awareness Week 2015. [Online]: The UK Council on … Continue reading

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Novel Approach to Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease Explored in Laboratory (Express / PloS One)

Summary Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have explored a different approach to mainstream research into the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. It is believed that Alzheimer’s Disease develops when amyloid precursor protein (APP) gets cut-up by enzymes and … Continue reading

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