Tag: Primary care


Dementia and delirium: cause for concern

Posted on November 21st, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Delirium prevention should be key to a person-centred approach and central to our work with people with dementia, says Claire Biernacki. She explains its causes and predisposing factors, the types of delirium and how it can be managed

Vol 24 No 6 Pages 28-31


GPs’ satisfaction with memory clinic services

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

GPs are often ambivalent about memory clinics with conflicting views about the value of a diagnosis. Bethan Kendrick and colleagues report on a survey to examine their thinking

Vol 24 No 2 Page 14


Assessing mental capacity to consent to sexual relations

Posted on September 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Clinicians may be asked to assess the mental capacity to consent to sexual relations of an individual with dementia. Dr Sandeep Rao summarises the relevant legal rulings as a guide for clinicians

Vol 23, No 4, Pages 30-31


The benefits of expanding acute liaison services

Posted on September 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Expansion of acute liaison services in Durham and Darlington was successful both in financial terms and in quality of care, as Lisa Brown reports

Vol 23, No 4, Pages 28-29


Indefensible incentives

Posted on January 12th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Ann Gallagher and members of the International Care Ethics Observatory argue that payments to GPs for dementia diagnosis are ethically unsound

Vol 23 No 1 Page 18


Antipsychotics: how to make monitoring happen

Posted on January 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Daniel Harwood reports on a project carried out by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Memory Service to improve the prescribing and monitoring of antipsychotic medication among people with dementia

Vol 21 No 6 November/December 2013 Pages 22-24


Dementia care advisors transforming care

Posted on January 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Rob Hasker, Liz Sturgess and John Adams report on progress of the first team of dementia care advisers to be based within the NHS

Vol 21 No 6 November/December 2013 Pages 16-17


Predictive validity of the ACE-R and RBANS for the diagnosis of dementia

Posted on July 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

by Adrian Leddy, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Nadina Lincoln, Nottingham University.

Vol 21 No 4 Page 35


Good prescribing in dementia: a brief guide

Posted on July 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Daniel Harwood explains how certain medications prescribed for older people are especially likely to cause troubling side effects for people with dementia

Vol 21 No 4 Page 23-25


Unlocking diagnosis

Posted on July 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, writes in response to Martin Brunet’s recent article in JDC, and argues that case finding will open the door to treatment and support. A response from Martin Brunet follows.

Vol 21 No 4 Page 12-13



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