Tag Archives: Professor Martin Orrell

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … 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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Best Practice in Memory Services (NHS England / NHS Improving Quality)

Summary The “Best Practice in Memory Services: Learning from across England” report presents the findings from visits to memory services led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. The memory … Continue reading

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Aromatherapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review assesses the efficacy of aromatherapy for reducing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The authors looked originally at all trials using fragrance from plants defined as aromatherapy as an intervention with people with dementia, and … Continue reading

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MEETINGDEM Project: Meeting Centres Support Programme (DAA / ADS)

Summary Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester have been commissioned to take part in an international JPND research project (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease), called MEETINGDEM. The formal title of … Continue reading

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Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia (iCST): RCT Study Protocol (Trials)

Summary Although the Department of Health favours improving access to psychological therapies many people with dementia are unable to access psychological interventions which could improve their quality of life, and that of their carers. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups can improve … Continue reading

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