Tag Archives: Quality of Life Promotion

Review of Interventions Which May Potentially Delay Functional Decline in Persons With Dementia (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors examined 23 systematic reviews about the benefits of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and alternative therapies on activities of daily living (ADL) in people with dementia. Interventions thought to be effective (based on evidence sometimes judged to be “low quality”) … Continue reading

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Local Health Systems: Principles of Re-Design and Performance Measurement (LGA / King’s Fund / ADASS / SOLACE / CfPS / ADPH)

Summary The Local Government Association has issued a list of basic principles for planning service re-design. Local systems should aim to meet these fundamental requirements for improving services to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes. Full Text Link Reference Shared … Continue reading

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Dementia 2015 UK Policy Report: Improving the Quality of Life for People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society’s fourth annual report exploring the quality of life for people with dementia (and their families and carers) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is entitled “Dementia 2015: Aiming higher to transform lives is in England”. This … Continue reading

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UK Policy Report: the Quality of Life for People with Dementia in 2014 (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society has published the third annual report “Dementia 2014: Opportunity for change”, which examines many aspects of the quality of life for people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Similar to the two previous reports … Continue reading

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Various Quality of Life Issues: Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Drageset, J. Corbett, … Continue reading

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Towards a Better Life with Alzheimer’s Disease (ESRO / Alzheimer’s Society / Red & Yellow Care / Lancet)

Summary A recent report from ESRO and Red & Yellow Care (published with the Alzheimer’s Society) looks at steps required to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia, whether in the community or in care. This thoughtfully written report … Continue reading

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Home-Based Care Coordination for Elders with Memory Disorders: the Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND) Trial (American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This article reports the results of a pilot trial in the United States to assess whether a dementia care coordination intervention for community-living elders with memory disorders had the potential to delay the transition from living at home into … Continue reading

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Self-Management in Early Stage Dementia (Dementia / Journal of Nursing Scholarship)

Summary Previous research has indicated that self-care interventions are effective for people living with long-term conditions. This article explores the feasibility of self-management programs specifically for people with dementia at an early stage. The experiences of people attending one such … Continue reading

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Lifelong Neighbourhoods: Older People Add Value (URBED / Beth Johnson Foundation)

Summary This Housing LIN Viewpoint document by Nicholas Falk of URBED (a not-for-profit research and consultancy group) looks into how towns and cities can be re-designed to meet the needs of an ageing population. The underlying premise is that older people … Continue reading

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