A good CHAT boosts quality and saves money in dementia care
A nurse-led service aimed at providing more care for care home residents with dementia outside hospital has produced big savings and improved patient care – winning national endorsement from NHS England.
One in 10 dementia patients spends over a month in hospital after being admitted as an emergency.
HUNDREDS of thousands of people with dementia urgently admitted to hospital cost the NHS £280million, according to a report that exposes the scale of the UK’s social care crisis.
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Fernando Gongora-Rivera, Alejandro Gonzalez-Aquines, Xóchitl Ortiz-Jiménez, Carlos Medina de la Garza, Mario Salinas-CarmonaAbstractAlzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the main cause of dementia worldwide. Inflammatory cytokines and chemokines are related to different stages of AD and may be related to the progression of the disease. A Case-control study of AD patients healthy, age and sex-matched controls was carried out at the University Hospital “Dr. José E. Gonzalez”, UANL. Cytokines and c...
Publication date: March–April 2020Source: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Volume 67Author(s): Claudine FoxAbstractThis paper reports a study that adopted age-appropriate terminology to investigate 6–11-year-old children's attitudes towards mental illness (N = 120). The study utilized a semi-structured interview technique and card selection tasks to assess the children's attitudes to individuals diagnosed with different mental illnesses (anorexia nervosa, depression and dementia). Their attitudes were measured in terms of social distance, social functioning, emotional response and trait at...
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- No harms come from screening for Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRDs) in primary care, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Nicole R. Fowler, Ph.D., from the...
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ConclusionThis study showed that the AT system successfully characterized SVCI patients, suggesting that the AT system may be usefully applied in a research framework for clinically diagnosed SVCI.
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Contrary to previous belief, a neuroscientist from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has shown the existence of a particular type of sphincter in the brain's blood supply in mice. The discovery changes the understanding of the blood circulation and may lead to new knowledge about migraine and dementia.