A practical model for dementia prevention

11 October, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Dementia is affecting increasing proportions of our population – but did you know that over 30% of all dementia is potentially preventable by reducing many of the health and lifestyle risks we already understand? This includes vascular risk factors like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and alcohol misuse. It also includes lesser-known risk factors […]

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How do dementia, psychosis and Parkinson’s disease overlap with each other?

12 September, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Back in June the Parkinson’s Academy hosted “Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s Clinicians”, an educational meeting sponsored by Bial Pharma. Now in its second year the meeting was a sell-out again and expectations were high. Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the meeting was designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests […]

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Health and wellness could revolutionise management of long term neurological conditions

9 September, 2019 | Posted in:

The latest emphasis in health and fitness circles has been on measuring, not our lifespans, but our ‘healthspans’. A societal effort to do the same might well present a possible solution to our growing healthcare challenges, and could revolutionise the way we manage neurological conditions. The latest edition of the British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing […]

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NHSE elective care handbooks now available

26 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

This summer, NHS England has published a series of handbooks setting out best practice and ‘how-to’ solutions for each of the 14 high-volume elective care specialties that RightCare have identified as their focus.  The NHS RightCare programme, which works locally with systems to present a diagnosis of data and evidence across that population, believes that […]

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Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Conference

19 August, 2019 | Posted in:

Alzheimer’s Research UK are hosting a conference as part of our work through the Dementia Access Taskforce. 12th November 2019Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London This exciting event will be multi-speciality, open to clinicians interested or involved in dementia. It will offer support for clinical practice, and provide insight into innovation and relevant […]

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National dementia audit released

7 August, 2019 | Posted in:

The National Audit of Dementia (NAD), part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has lately released its fourth annual audit into care in general hospitals for people with dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This is expected to rise to one million by 2025 and continue to increase to two […]

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Dementia Action Week is here

22 May, 2019 | Posted in:

This week is Dementia Action Week, and Alzheimer’s Society are emphasising the value of a conversation, showcasing some beautiful discussions between children and people with dementia. The essential message, that those living with dementia are ‘still themselves’ is an important one for us to remember as healthcare professionals too. Whilst there may well come a […]

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A new type of dementia is identified

8 May, 2019 | Posted in:

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have identified a new type of dementia, ‘LATE’ which until now may have been being wrongly diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. LATE, or limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, has been linked with the brain protein TDP-43, and may be the dementia type experienced by up to a third […]

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Dementia MasterClass Feedback

11 April, 2019 | Posted in:

With our next Dementia MasterClass set to run in November of this year we wanted to share previous delegate’s experiences of the course. The overall course was awarded the highest level, a ‘5’ by 97% of attendees for both its quality and relevance, with over 80% assigning a level ‘5’ to the extent to which […]

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