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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Brain Awareness Week 2019: dementia

13 March, 2019 | Posted in:

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) coordinated by the Dana Foundation, is an opportunity for partners around the globe to share their research and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the brain and the promise of brain research. The Neurology Academy, as neurological educators, are keen to cover as broad a picture of a condition as possible, from physiological […]

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Dementia included in the new prevention agenda

7 March, 2019 | Posted in:

When the NHS released its Long Term Plan at the start of the year, there was little specific mention of neurology as a whole, but there was a welcome focus given to dementia. As Jeremy Hughes, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society tweeted, ‘The #NHSLongTermPlan promises new hope that people with dementia – the UK’s biggest killer […]

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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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