Tag Archives: Professor Alistair Burns

Christmas and Dementia: Some Benefits and Coping Strategies (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has released his traditional Christmas-time message to families and carers. Some simple coping strategies are provided. It is noted, on the positive side, that TV … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Hospital Wards (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement has issued comments about dementia-friendly design for hospital wards, and various steps towards delivering dementia-related priorities outlined in the NHS Long Term … Continue reading

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Signs of Dementia or Depression Often First Detected at Christmas? (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has again written briefly about the role of family and friends in identifying early signs of dementia or depression when meeting older people / … Continue reading

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Exploring the Value and Benefits of Music for People With Dementia (ILC-UK / Commission on Dementia and Music)

Summary A report from the International Longevity Centre UK covers the potential roles of therapeutic music services, and digital music streaming technologies, for people living with dementia. “If music publishers and streaming platforms could make music available for free or … Continue reading

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Signs of Dementia Often First Detected at Christmas? (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has written briefly about the role of family and friends in identifying early signs of dementia when meeting older people / relatives over Christmas. … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF / JGCR)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … Continue reading

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Historic Reduction in the Use of Antipsychotics for BPSD in UK General Practice? (Drug Safety)

Summary Data from 111,346 patients with dementia but without a concomitant diagnosis of psychosis indicates that prescribing of certain categories of antipsychotic drugs did reduce from 8.9% in 2001 to 1.4% in 2014. At face value, this reduction in inappropriate … Continue reading

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