Tag Archives: Reducing Delays in Dementia Diagnosis

Helpline Advice to Assist Recognising Early Signs of Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society is offering telephone advice and assistance for the public, regarding better recognition of certain early signs of dementia in a family members. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. (2015). How to spot dementia in a loved … Continue reading

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Post-Diagnosis Support and Why Dementia Diagnosis Statistics Really Matter: Alistair Burns (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia for NHS England discusses the importance of support for people with dementia, plus their families and carers, following diagnosis. “Post diagnostic support, by definition, follows a diagnosis”. Read more: NHS England. Support not … Continue reading

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Improving Identification of People with Dementia in Primary Care: Dementia Coding Guidance and Identified Prevalence (BMJ Open)

Summary There may be a potential improvement in the rates of dementia identification and diagnosis to be obtained as a result of an altered approach primary care coding. This research implies that dementia identification rates might have been be improved … Continue reading

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Professor Steve Field: Chief Inspector of General Practice (Care Quality Commission)

Summary The Care Quality Commission has appointed Professor Steve Field (from NHS England) as the first Chief Inspector of General Practice. This role will involve: Championing the interests of people who use primary medical services. Making judgments concerning the quality of care provided. Ensuring health and … Continue reading

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Computerised Cognitive Testing: Cutting Delays in Dementia Assessments (Cambridge Cognition and IXICO)

Summary Cambridge Cognition (a leading British developer of neuropsychological tests) and IXICO (a leading brain imaging specialist), have developed tools which promise to assist in achieving more accurate and rapid dementia assessments. Their innovations consist of (i) the Dementia Friendly GP … Continue reading

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