Neurology Academy encourages ‘whole health’ focus via Snowflake appeal for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

10 November, 2020 | Posted in:

We often think of neurological conditions as affecting adults and older people, but we know that countless children are impacted by them every day.  Whether living with a neurological condition themselves, actively caring for a parent or loved one, or witnessing a relative experiencing radical changes to their lives, numerous children are affected by neurological […]

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AHP Competency Framework for Neurology

9 November, 2020 | Posted in:

The latest Allied Health Professionals’ competency framework for progressive neurological conditions has just been published.  Developed in partnership and sponsored by MS Trust, Parkinson’s UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the competencies framework contains additional content specific to multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease (MND). The framework has separate sections for dieticians, […]

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AI model and cognitive test combine to predict Alzheimer’s

2 November, 2020 | Posted in:

A cognitive test currently used to diagnose dementia and other cognitive illnesses has been adapted to enable Alzheimer’s prediction.  A study carried out by IBM Research and Pfizer developed an artificial intelligence model which uses natural language processing to analyse people’s written responses to the Cookie Theft test, where they describe the scene in a […]

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Latest evidence for environmental factors in dementia: air and cold

22 October, 2020 | Posted in:

Quality air and cold-water swimming join the growing ranks of dementia-prevention through environmental and lifestyle modifications. Harvard University just published findings across 63 million adults and a 17 year period. The study, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, demonstrated that air pollution was significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological […]

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Changes to the Neurology Academy Team

8 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Neurology Academy has remained as dynamic as ever over the past few months. Adapting our educational offerings to reflect the changing times and limitations brought about through the coronavirus pandemic, we have also expanded our workforce, which has shifted and adapted too. Dr Arthi Rajkumar, who initially joined us as PA to Jamie and Project […]

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Reframing powerpoint – giving a message that lasts

7 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Most of us assume that if we are asked to ‘give a talk’, we are also being asked to ‘prepare some slides’. Does it follow that the two should house the same information, though? TED talks, arguably some of the best-delivered speeches available online, say that  ‘A single, strong, graphic image or succinct line of […]

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8 out of 10 report their dementia worsened during lockdown according to charity investigation

31 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Eight out of 10 people living with dementia have experienced a deterioration in their symptoms during lockdown, announced Alzheimer’s Society yesterday.  The charity, working with One Dementia Voice, have carried out an investigation of just under 2,000 individuals affected by dementia, and the findings are shocking. Aware anecdotally of the challenges of those with dementia […]

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Neurology Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

On 23rd March 2020, our society was changed overnight. The announcement of a UK-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic meant a drastic change to everyone’s lives, and to our health service.  Health professionals were redeployed to frontline services, regular clinics for diagnosis and review were suspended and frantic attempts to use telehealth and other […]

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Advert: Part-time health writer wanted

10 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Applications close on Friday, 24 July. We will review applications and respond next week (27-31 July). Neurology Academy is looking for another writer to join our small but bustling team in a part-time role. Experience of writing for different audiences, a familiarity with clinical language, and a passion to make a difference for those living […]

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