Jun 21, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis
All people with dementia should be provided with information on research studies they could participate in, according to new guidelines on best practice released by NICE.
May 29, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis
Buprenorphine transdermal system is increasingly prescribed for people with advanced dementia. However, little is known about the potential adverse effects, such as nausea, sedation, or confusion, in people living with moderate to severe dementia and depressive symptoms in care homes.
This gap was addressed by the DEP.PAIN.DEM trial, which was funded by the Research Council of Norway and conducted by the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine, University of Bergen.
May 22, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis
Did you know that we are in the middle of Dementia Action Week 2018 (21-27 May 2018)? Take steps to stand united with people living with dementia this week.
May 16, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis
It is estimated that over half of older people living in care homes have some form of sight loss. Research shows that people with sight loss are at greater risk of social isolation and loneliness than their sighted peers. Admission to residential care has also been found to be correlated with isolation and loneliness in older people. However, evidence to support delivery of good practice in preventing, recognising, and addressing isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homes is limited.
Apr 27, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis
There are currently approximately 400,000 care home residents in the UK. The complexity and challenges of providing healthcare to care home residents are distinctly different from other care contexts, since complex interventions, such as exercise for falls prevention, and quality improvement methods that work in other health institutional settings, might not always be transferable to a care home setting. Thus, the care sector requires data to understand the health requirements of their residents and the services that enable them to live and die well.
Apr 20, 2018 by Andrea Fisher
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently developing their guidelines on Safeguarding adults in care homes. NICE guidelines are evidence-based recommendations for health and care in England.
You can register your organisation as a stakeholder for the guidelines. To do so visit the NICE website: https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/stakeholder-registration
Existing NICE guidelines on topics related to care homes such as 'Medicines management in care homes' and 'Oral health for adults in care homes' can be found on NICE's website.