Neglect common in English care homes

The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread. For the study, published today in PLOS ONE, care home staff were asked anonymously about positive and negative behaviours they had done or had witnessed colleagues doing. Dr Claudia Cooper (UCL Psychiatry), the study’s lead […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for new approach to prevent delay in future dementia treatments

March 21, 2018 New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK shows the UK health system will need to think differently to cope with the unique challenges presented by future dementia treatments. In a report published today (21 March), the UK’s leading dementia research charity reveals that the NHS could face significant practical and financial challenges in […]

Atrial fibrillation patients could reduce risk of dementia by taking stroke prevention drugs

March 19, 2018 Patients with atrial fibrillation could reduce the risk of dementia by taking stroke prevention medications, according to recommendations published online today in EP Europace, a European Society of Cardiology journal, and presented at EHRA 2018. The international consensus document was also published in HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society […]

Review reveals essential themes for successful care transitions for persons with dementia

March 16, 2018 For older adults with multiple chronic conditions and complex care requirements, transitioning between levels of care and across care settings is common. It is well understood that high-quality transitional care is important for both the well-being of the older adult and for family caregivers. While there has been an increased focus on […]