New year, new MasterClasses!

3 January, 2020 | Posted in:

This year we are excited to announce two new MasterClasses to our range of educational offerings: the Leadership MasterClass and the Alzheimer’s MasterClass.  Leadership MasterClass Our Leadership MasterClass will commence with its first nine delegates this February and promises to be an exciting and innovative course, drawing on interactive workshops, coaching techniques and a practical […]

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New Alzheimer’s MasterClass launches for 2020

18 December, 2019 | Posted in:

By Dr Ross Dunne, Academy Faculty The Dementia Academy has come a long way in 4 years. We started as a forum for discussion and planning around a clinical pathway, and we have been from London to Dubai and back providing bespoke courses. We have developed our courses to keep pace with new studies, and […]

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A practical model for dementia prevention

28 November, 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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First promising drug to slow Alzheimer’s

30 October, 2019 | Posted in:

The long awaited news that a drug has been found to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has been announced. Until now we have only been able to treat symptoms, but US-based company Biogen have last week announced that they have a successful drug to slow the progression of the disease itself.  Biogen plans to […]

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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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