Tag Archives: Supporting Caregivers

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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Caring for Carers (Cambridge University / National Association for Hospice at Home)

Summary Most people would prefer to die at home rather than in a hospital, and it is family members or friends who make this possible. When involved in end-of-life care, unpaid carers are often in an unfamiliar and stressful position. A tool … Continue reading

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Exploring the Impact of Caring on People’s Lives (Carers Trust / SCIE)

Summary The Prepared to care? report, produced for Carers Week earlier this month, shows that suitable support is not always available to carers. This document outlines the emotional, physical and financial pressures which can result when caring. It explains the need … Continue reading

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EU ALCOVE Project: Latest Reports (ALCOVE Official Website / University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013]. Summary The European Joint Action on Dementia, ALCOVE, (¨ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe¨ is into an “information dissemination” … Continue reading

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Dementia Innovation Challenge Prizes (NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement)

Summary The Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia makes available £1 million for winning innovative NHS projects designed to increase diagnosis rates. The idea of the Challenge Prize is to bring about reductions in the proportion of people whose dementia goes undiagnosed … Continue reading

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Improvements to Carer Support from GPs (BBC News)

Summary Roughly seven million people in the UK provide unpaid care to relatives or friends who could not otherwise live independently. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) estimates that one in 20 patients registered with GP practices may be an unpaid carer. Given the known impact of … Continue reading

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Social Media, Mobile Applications and Internet-Based Approaches for Supporting Non-Professional Carers: Systematic Review (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

Summary This US systematic review investigates the potential of telehealth applications and tools to facilitate caregiving. Consumer health information technology (CHIT) interventions and applications are defined as electronic tools or technologies intended for use by consumers, by patients or family … Continue reading

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ALCOVE Project: Synthesis Report 2013 (ALCOVE Official Website)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013]. Summary The European Joint Action on Dementia, ALCOVE, (¨ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe¨ is now in its final … Continue reading

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Sharing Knowledge to Advance European Healthcare Policies on Dementia (ALCOVE Project / Archives of Public Health)

Summary This article introduces the European Union’s joint action to share knowledge about dementia and health policy in Europe to promote the health, quality of life, autonomy and dignity of people living with dementia and their carers / families. 19 countries … Continue reading

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Integrated Dementia Care: the Eight Pillars Model of Community Support (Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary Dementia affects the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s “Eight Pillars” model was designed to facilitate the integration of health care interventions with social care interventions in Scotland. This report defines an integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach … Continue reading

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