Professor Iracema Leroi: Seeking to instill hope and dignity in the field of dementia

30 November, 2018 | Posted in:

This article is part of the ‘Faculty – Our Stars: Inspiring stories to change your practice’   Initially interested in tropical medicine, Professor Iracema Leroi was intrigued by the unusual neurological syndromes which can be caused by tropical infections. This intrigue led to further study, and Iracema trained in neuropsychiatry at John Hopkins Hospital in […]

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Technology advances in neurology healthcare

31 August, 2018 | Posted in:

We live in a technological era and seldom a moment goes by when we are not using some sort of device or app, browsing the internet or relating across social media. Healthcare has long seemed behind in using these advances in technology to improve their services, but this is beginning to change. Exciting headway From […]

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National audit of dementia care in general hospitals published

13 August, 2018 | Posted in:

A new National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) has been published. The audit examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas for quality improvement and share good practice, helping to […]

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NICE publishes new dementia care guideline

24 July, 2018 | Posted in:

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline for dementia. The guideline, which replaces the 2006 edition, covers assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers. This guideline has been developed by a multidisciplinary guideline committee, using an extensive review of research evidence. To ensure […]

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Time to ‘think differently’ about dementia

11 June, 2018 | Posted in:

Alzheimer’s Research UK recently commissioned a groundbreaking new report which models hypothetical treatments for alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), with advice from a clinical panel, have published ‘Thinking Differently: preparing today to implement future dementia treatments’. The report […]

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The Department of Health and Social Care guidance on dementia

7 June, 2018 | Posted in:

The Department of Health and Social Care guidance on dementia: “What to expect from health and care services” has recently been published. This information is a useful resource for people newly diagnosed with dementia, their family and carers and helps people to understand the kind of support and services that are available in England. It […]

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Alzheimer’s Society charity has warned about the rising admissions to A&E departments for people with dementia

23 May, 2018 | Posted in:

The Alzheimer’s Society charity has warned last week about the rising admissions to A&E departments for people with dementia due to ‘threadbare’ social care system. An investigation they undertook has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being taken to A&E because of inadequate social care leaving them unprotected from falls […]

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

3 May, 2018 | Posted in:

You may have heard about the EU’s new privacy law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sarah Gillett, the Neurology Academy’s Managing Director, has been talking to Toby Foster this morning on BBC Radio Sheffield about what the Academy does to comply with upcoming legislation. You can listen to the interview about the GDPR here. (Source: BBC […]

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Dementia MasterClass: development and progress

12 December, 2017 | Posted in:

by Dr Ross Dunne The first Dementia MasterClass was held in Manchester in February 2016 and brought dementia stakeholders together for the development of an interactive pathway, a PDF document which is a practical guide for those dealing with people with dementia or their carers. From that beginning, in the last 18 months the Dementia […]

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