Tag Archives: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Directories Online: Department of Health’s Arm’s Length Bodies and Foundation Trusts (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has produced an online mini-directory supplying information on the website, main email contact address(es) and phone number(s) for arm’s length bodies (ALBs) headquarters. It comprises sections on: Care Quality Commission. Health and Social Care Information … Continue reading

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Emotional Robots: Robot Seals Comfort Dementia Patients (Age UK / BBC News / GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Research into the therapeutic uses of android companions indicates that PARO (a robotic harp seal) can help to reduce anxiety and distress among people with mild to late-stage dementia. Emotional robots – somewhat similar to pets – appear to have … Continue reading

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Vitamin E for Alzheimer’s Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review assessed the efficacy of Vitamin E in the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) and for the prevention of progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. The authors found no evidence for Vitamin E being of … Continue reading

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Aspirin, Steroidal and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease?

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Inflammatory processes have previously been thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The authors of … Continue reading

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Sussex Partnership Approach to Meeting Dementia Care Challenges

Summary Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has its own strategy to become one of the country’s leading providers of specialist dementia care services by 2014. There are estimated to be 25,000 people in Sussex affected by dementia and this number is predicted to rise … Continue reading

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