Dementia Academy’s Brain Health Clinic blueprint published

The Brain Health blueprint, initially developed by a group of alumni and faculty within Dementia Academy, has been published in the Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders.  The international journal has peer reviewed and published ‘Blueprint for a Brain Health Clinic to detect and manage early-stage cognitive decline: a consensus exercise’, giving its stamp of approval to […]

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NICEimpact dementia

11 March, 2020 | Posted in:

Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released their latest impact report, this time for dementia.  Impact reports share positive examples of where NICE guidance is improving outcomes, focusing on cost-effective, evidence-based care across priority health and care settings. Highlighting that around 460,000 people in England currently have a diagnosis of […]

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Our latest Palliative Care MasterClass

28 February, 2020 | Posted in:

Our Palliative Care MasterClass has a unique attendance to our other MasterClasses being both cross-condition and cross-specialism, and tends to have a greater range of professionals in attendance.  Developed in partnership with Dr Ed Richfield, faculty member for both Parkinson’s and Palliative Care Academies, the course examines this complex and emotive area by drilling into […]

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High numbers of people with dementia admitted to hospital due to poor community support

24 January, 2020 | Posted in:

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Society highlighted the huge numbers of people living with dementia who are being admitted as emergencies to hospital, because ‘there’s no social care support to keep them safe at home.’ The BBC note that the report, analysing emergency admissions hospital data over a six year period, ending 2017-18, one […]

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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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