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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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Residential Care: Exploring the Options, the Costs and the Alternatives (BBC News / Good Care Group)

Summary Following a recent review of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections, which revealed that perhaps one in four care homes may to be failing in terms of safety and the adequacy of care provided, a BBC News item provides a … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer’s Day and World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Summary Information is available from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) concerning World Alzheimer’s Month (September); and World Alzheimer’s Day 2016, on September 21st 2016. The theme for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month campaign is “Remember Me”. World Alzheimer’s Month is a … Continue reading

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Dementia Prevalence: Analysed by Protected Characteristics (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have released a systematic review which examines variations in the incidence and prevalence of dementia between groups defined by (“protected”) characteristics; including socio-economic status, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation and disability. It investigates … Continue reading

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Quality of Death Index: UK End-Of-Life Care Second To None? (BBC News / EIU / NHS England / CQC / National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership)

Summary A comparative study of palliative care across 80 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit has declared that end-of-life care in the UK can be ranked the best in the world. The UK was ranked first due to comprehensive national … Continue reading

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Palm Grip Strength Measured Using a Jamar Dynamometer (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Palm grip strength may offer a simple and inexpensive test to predict the risks of having a heart attack or stroke (or of premature mortality), according to a large international trial involving roughly 140,000 people across 14 countries. Grip … Continue reading

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Physical Exercise Versus Diet: Clarification of Public Health Messages (Myths?) on Obesity (BBC News / British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Summary An editorial written by experts in the British Journal of Sports Medicine asserts that although physical activity almost certainly does have a role to play in the prevention of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia, it has … Continue reading

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Biomarker Assessments in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials (Quintiles / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Accurate and sensitive tools are required for the early detection / diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, particularly to assist research. Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials make increasing use of biomarkers, particularly neuroimaging markers and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers obtained via invasive … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in Sub-Saharan Africa (WHO)

Summary This systematic review of literature on the prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia in sub-Saharan Africa found the estimated prevalence of dementia ranges from 0%, to 10.1% in Nigeria. The estimated prevalence of cognitive impairment ranges from 6.3%, in … Continue reading

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