Tag Archives: Steve Iliffe: Professor of Primary Care for Older People; University College London

Evidence Versus Mythology: Challenging Cherished Orthodoxies (British Journal of General Practice)

Summary A brief communication in the British Journal of General Practice points to recent evidence raising some interesting questions which many might prefer to duck. This “devil’s advocate”-style letter challenges readers to question some supposedly established axioms in modern dementia … Continue reading

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The CAREDEM Case Management Modelling and Feasibility Study (HTA)

Summary The CAREDEM Case Management Study adapted a promising case management project from the USA (the PREVENT Study) and attempted to test the feasibility and acceptability of this approach to case management for dementia support in English general practice. The … Continue reading

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Assessment and Treatment of Dementia in Older Adults (NICE Eyes on Evidence)

Summary A quick review of the latest evidence regarding the assessment and treatment of dementia in older adults. This systematic review indicates that brief cognitive assessment tools can adequately detect early dementia. Whether interventions for mild cognitive impairment or early dementia … Continue reading

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Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Community-Dwelling Older People (Systematic Reviews)

Summary This article covers the authors’ plans to review systematically the evidence about non-pharmacological treatments to minimise behavioural and psychological symptoms in community-dwelling older people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Trivedi, D. Goodman, C. Dickinson, A. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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EVIDEM: Evidence-Based Interventions in Dementia (National Institute for Health Research)

Summary Evidence-Based Interventions in Dementia (EVIDEM) is a database devoted to changing practice regarding dementia care in the community, and developing and testing interventions from early recognition to end of life. EVIDEM is a consortium of academic and NHS professionals. … Continue reading

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ENRICH: A Care Homes Research Resource (Department of Health: Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) is holding programmes to “increase the volume, … Continue reading

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The Best of the Rest: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (November 2011)

Summary Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined during creation of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter. It is impractical to include all of these in any given month’s newsletter. There follows … Continue reading

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