Dementia: the latest in treatment and prevention

23 January, 2019 | Posted in:

With over 50 million people living with dementia across the world right now, treatment to help manage symptoms or slow progression is highly sought after and in short supply. At present, there is limited treatment available for the various types of dementia, and the treatment that is available is low efficacy. Parkinson’s dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

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Meeting the societal challenge of dementia

7 January, 2019 | Posted in:

The world is aging, and with age being the most important risk factor in dementia, this is a significant thing to acknowledge. At the moment, over 50 million people are living with dementia and this number is expected to grow exponentially with over 130 million people projected to live with the condition by 2050. The […]

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Why our Dementia Academy is so essential to healthcare – and what it’s doing next

19 December, 2018 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy is educational umbrella to a growing number of neurological conditions, with one-off roadshow series and regular MasterClasses covering a number of specialisms. One of our more recent additions has been the Dementia Academy, which is now preparing to run its sixth MasterClass. Of all the conditions currently affecting our global society, dementia […]

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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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